Lipid genes determine diabetes, heart disease onset, experts say

05/30/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Lipid genes may predict the onset of diabetes, atherosclerosis and heart disease in high-risk patients, experts reported at the European Society of Human Genetics meeting in Amsterdam. Researchers found that the lipid component dihydroceramide could be a marker for diabetes, while another study noted that lipid genes helped determine carotid plaque, arterial wall thickness and coronary heart disease among the participants.

View Full Article in:

MedPage Today (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Sr. Regulatory Specialist, Biotech Center of Expertise
BASF, The Chemical Co.
San Diego, CA
Food Lawyer
Cargill
Wayzata, MN
Director of Clinical Research
Regenesis Biomedical, Inc.
Scottsdale, AZ
Actuary
Meridian Health Plan
Detroit, MI
Assistant Vice President - Dental Director
MetLife
Bridgewater, NJ