New genetic variants influencing blood lipid levels, the time the whole identified, the researchers say. as new variants are discovered, we want to to continue them them, both individually and combined. For the association with cardiovascular diseases disease disease on individuals, families, society and the health system is enormous, says Dr. Willems.

In the second study, Sara Willems from Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands, is the conference on research of of common genetic lipid variants on atherosclerosis and related heart disease conducted describe. ‘A recent genome-wide meta-analysis of more than 100,000 persons identified a large number of genetic variants with levels of LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides associated. These molecules are at increased concentrations of LDL and triglycerides and decreased HDL, important risk factors for cardiovascular disease, ‘says Dr. Willems.‘Image courtesy of They may complete Kaiser Daily Health Policy is Reports view, search the archives and sign up for email with an on Emperor Daily Health Policy Report press for royal network. A free service from The Henry J. Releases. Kaiser Family Foundation. 2005 Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.