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News tag: family history


High cholesterol in kids linked to genetics, not lifestyle

9 Feb, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
High cholesterol is rarely associated with kids, and that is the reason why hypercholesterolemia, or FH, is difficult to detect. Dr. Christine Hills with Children's Hospitals and Clinic of Minnesota said: "It starts affecting people the day they are born. Most children don't get a diagnosis unless they go looking…


Heart attacks triggered more by lifestyle factors and less by genetic factors

21 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Triggering heart attacks, lifestyle factors such as poor diet, smoking and lack of exercise have a greater influence than family history, a new study unveiled. For a long time, family history and genetics have been associated with heart attacks, but this is no longer as valid as previously believed, researchers…


Pancreatic cancer may have a wide window for intervention

15 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Taking anywhere between 10 to 20 years to develop, pancreatic cancer offers the potential of a very “broad window” when intervention is possible, if detection is made early. Some people may have this possibility if they inherit the predisposition to developing pancreatic cancer, a new Australian research suggests. Dr Jeremy…