(The Gist of Science Reporter) Study Says Healthy Lifestyle can Overcome Risk of Hearts Disease [FEB-2018]


(The Gist of Science Reporter) Study Says Healthy Lifestyle can Overcome Risk of Hearts Disease [FEB-2018]


Study Says Healthy Lifestyle can Overcome Risk of Hearts Disease

IT is often said in the context of lifestyle disease that “genetic loads the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger. “ This means that unhealthy lifestyle can easily trigger diabetes and hearts disease among people who are genetically predisposed to them Now a study has shown that even if one is genetically prone to diabetes of heart disease, one can reduce the risk with a healthy lifestyle.

A new Indo – British study has found that people who are genetically more prone to diabetes and hearts disease can reduce their risk with lifestyle modification - consumption of healthy food and physical activity.

Participant in the study conducted in Chennai – considered India’s diabetes capital - who followed a low – fat diet reported higher levels carrying good cholesterol or HDL despite carrying a gene shown to increase risk of diabetes in earlier studies . researchers looked at at who gene variants - MC4R and TCF7L2 – known to increase risk of metabolic disorders among the study participants who were part of an ongoing study called Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURSES)

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