Gene tests are ineffective in detecting cardiac risks in women

02/16/2010 | ABC News

U.S. researchers who studied about 19,000 women found that genetic tests that used more than 100 genetic variations were not effective in pinpointing women who are at risk of developing heart diseases. "Our findings confirm the importance of family history of cardiovascular disease, which integrates shared genetics, shared behaviors and environmental factors," the researchers wrote.

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