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In a single gene, a path to fight heart attacks
Sacramento Bee

Two major studies by leading research groups published Wednesday independently identified mutations in a single gene that protect against heart attacks by keeping levels of triglycerides – a kind of fat in the blood – very low for a lifetime.

These findings are expected to lead to a push to develop drugs that mimic the effect of the mutations, potentially offering the first new class of drugs to combat heart disease in decades, experts say.

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