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Metabolic syndrome is associated with high level of stomach fat, high cholesterol, insulin resistance and high blood pressure. These conditions predispose people to diabetes and heart disease. Researchers claim that metabolic syndrome may be influenced by genetic mutation passed on from mother to child. This discovery may help researchers find the causes of metabolic syndrome and hence develop effective treatment.
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About: Genetic mutation passed on by mother may influence risk of metabolic syndrome
Date: 21 October 2004
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