Prospective evaluation of the alcohol dehydrogenase gamma1/gamma2 gene polymorphism and risk of stroke.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Genetic polymorphism of the alcohol dehydrogenase type 3 gene (ADH1C) has recently been associated with reduced risk of myocardial infarction. However, data on risk of stroke are not available. METHODS We examined the possible association between the ADH1C gamma1/gamma2 polymorphism and risk of stroke in a prospective, nested case… CONTINUE READING