Rare Mutation Causes Early Heart Disease And Metabolic Syndrome

Sat, 03 Mar 2007 09:00 PM EST

... Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified a rare defect in a single gene that poses a substantial risk for metabolic syndrome and early heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. The international study, led by Arya Mani, M.D., assistant professor of cardiology, and Richard Lifton, M.D., chair of genetics at Yale, identifies a new pathway implicated in heart disease. [click link for full article] ...