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Search For Cholesterol Absorption Genes Narrows To Two Chromosome Regions

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December 6, 2002
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Rockefeller University
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Two people eat the same egg, cheese and ham muffin for breakfast, yet one absorbs significantly more cholesterol into his or her blood than the other. Why? The answer, and all of its implications for combating heart disease, remains stubbornly hidden within our DNA. In recent genetic studies with lab mice, however, researchers at The Rockefeller University have begun to close in on the culprit genes.

Two people eat the same egg, cheese and ham muffin for breakfast, yet one absorbs significantly more cholesterol into his or her blood than the other. Why?


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Rockefeller University. (2002, December 6). Search For Cholesterol Absorption Genes Narrows To Two Chromosome Regions. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/12/021206074627.htm
Rockefeller University. "Search For Cholesterol Absorption Genes Narrows To Two Chromosome Regions." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/12/021206074627.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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