Gene study explores mechanisms behind peptic ulcers

02/1/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

University of Liverpool researchers identified a variation in a gene cluster that may play a role in the risk of peptic ulcers among people who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory treatments. Adults with peptic ulcer disease who were genotyped for the study were twice as likely to use NSAIDs as those without the condition. Statistical analysis found a link between a variation in a gene cluster that is important for metabolism of drugs and peptic ulcer disease.

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