Novel EU Pharmacogenomics Study Hopes to Learn Genetic Basis for Metabolic Syndrome | GenomeWeb

A new European Union-funded study aims to explore how genetic variation and dietary fat consumption contribute to obesity and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, which are known collectively as “metabolic syndrome.”

“The idea would be that we would gain information on which individuals are most susceptible to complications with the metabolic syndrome so … we are not wasting time treating people who won’t respond,” said Mike Gibney, a professor of nutrition at the department of clinical medicine at Trinity College in Dublin who heads the study.

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