Nonconventional genetic risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

  title={Nonconventional genetic risk factors for cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Christopher N. Tymchuk and Jaana A. Hartiala and Pragna I. Patel and Margarete Mehrabian and Hooman Allayee},
  journal={World review of nutrition and dietetics},
Despite numerous advances made in identifying the genes for rare mendelian forms of cardiovascular disease (CVD), relatively little is known about the common, complex forms at the genetic level. Moreover, most genes that have been associated with CVD, whether they are single gene forms or more common forms of the disease, have primarily been involved in biochemical pathways related to what are considered "conventional" risk factors. However, recent genetic studies have begun to identify genes… CONTINUE READING