Medical News Summary: Genetic mutation passed on by mother may influence risk of metabolic syndrome


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About: Genetic mutation passed on by mother may influence risk of metabolic syndrome
Date: 21 October 2004
Source: Health Day News
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Health Day News): Metabolic syndrome is associated with high level of stomach fat, high cholesterol, insulin resistance and high blood pressure. These conditions predispose people to diabetes and heart disease. Researchers claim that metabolic syndrome may be influenced by genetic mutation passed on from mother to child. This discovery may help researchers find the causes of metabolic syndrome and hence develop effective treatment.
URL: http://www.ajc.com/health/content/shared-auto/healthnews/hrts/521903.html
Related Disease Topics: Metabolic syndrome, High cholesterol, Insulin resistance, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Heart disease
Related Symptom Topics: High level of stomach fat

Related Medical News Channels: This medical news summary article refers to the following medical channel categories:
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  • research and metabolic syndrome

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