Heart Disease Risk Gene May Pass From Dads to Sons, University of Leicester Study

Published: Feb 09, 2012

An increased risk for coronary artery disease can be passed genetically from father to son on the male Y chromosome, a new study says. The Y chromosome, a part of DNA present only in men, appears to play a role in the inheritance of coronary artery disease, according to researchers at the University of Leicester in England and their colleagues.

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