Friday, May 7, 2010

New blood fat heart disease link (UK)

New blood fat heart disease link (UK)"A type of blood fat different from cholesterol may play a key role in heart disease, a study suggests. Cambridge University researchers looked at the role of triglycerides, which is produced in the liver and derived from foods such as meat and dairy products. The analysis of 350,000 people from 101 previous studies found those with higher levels of the blood fat were more likely to have heart disease. But experts warned more research was needed to confirm the link. The analysis centred on a specific gene which is known to influence the levels of triglycerides, the Lancet medical journal reported" - BBC

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