Heart Disease Gene Found in Women

10/21/15

URL: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34580962

Recent studies at the University College of London have shown that a gene in the women's body can give them a increased chance of having heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. The gene will cause a mass migration of cells into the walls of key blood vessels, making it thicker. Due to this, the thicker walls can create blockages which will lead to heart disease. Doctors say that even of you have this gene you can prevent it from affecting you. If you exercise regularly, eat healthy, and not smoking/inhaling a lot of smoke can give women a better chance of preventing heart disease.

Aidan Gennuso