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Predicting Risk Of Fracture Using Polygenic Risk Score Of Speed Of Sound Through Bone

As we age, the risk of bone fracture increases. Doctors developed the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX), which takes account of age, weight, gender, smoking history, alcohol use and family history of fracture, as an initial approach for managing...

Coronary Artery Disease Genetic Risk Score: Is It Clinically Useful In Over 45s?

Genomic risk prediction based on polygenic risk scores generated from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to summarize the contribution of anywhere between hundreds to millions of genetic variants to determine the risk of developing multifactorial diseases such as coronary artery disease (CAD). This could...

Genetic Predisposition To Atherosclerosis A Risk Factor For Coronary Heart Disease In Type II...

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1 in 10 Americans has diabetes. The global prevalence is similar with at least 422 million living with diabetes according to the World Health Organization (WHO). There are two types of...

Eliminating Helicobacter Pylori Reduced Risk Of Gastric Cancer By 75% In An American Population

In a new study published in the journal Gastroenterology, researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found, after analyzing records of close to 400,000 patients, that successfully eliminating Helicobacter pylori from one’s gastrointestinal...

Genetic Risk Factor For Erectile Dysfunction Identified For The First Time Using Biobank Data

A study headed by Stephen Van Den Eeden of the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, California, USA, has for the first time, identified a location (locus) in the human genome that raises a person's risk of...

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