Blame Delhi Genes for High Triglyceride Level

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
May 30, 2011

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A joint study conducted by several health professionals has concluded that mutated genes found in New Delhi are to be blamed for the high triglyceride levels found in people. The study concluded that a mutated gene titled APOA5 makes people suffer from high triglyceride levels. These levels are affected irrespective of the kind of lifestyle led by individuals or their body fat.


The study followed the health patterns of 1526 residents from the Indian capital and noted that APOA5 caused an increase of at least 23.6 mg/dl in triglyceride levels in their body. It has already been established that triglyceride makes a body prone to coronary diseases such as heart attacks, chronic pancreatitis and metabolic syndrome. People with the mutated gene affected triglyceride rise also have a higher body mass index or BMI than people with normal levels of it.


The study also concluded that though APOA5 is connected with the increase in the triglyceride level in the body, it in no way affects the birth weight of a person. The primary aim of this research was to find out how triglyceride affects diseases such as type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular ailments affecting heart health.


A joint collective formed by Meenakshi Sharma from the Indian Council of Medical Research, Dr K S Reddy from Public Health Foundation of India, experts from the Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, Dr Lakshmy Ramakrishnan from AIIMS, and Dr Sachdeva from Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research carried out the research which blames Delhi genes for high triglyceride levels.



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