Levels of Disease Biomarkers Influenced by Genetics, Lifestyle Factors | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The plasma levels of a number of disease biomarkers are influenced by genetic and lifestyle factors, a new study in Nature Communications reported today.

A team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden studied more than 90 protein biomarkers in a thousand healthy people. They further examined whether the plasma levels of those disease biomarkers were influenced by environmental and lifestyle factors like age, blood pressure, or smoking status, and whether the levels of the biomarkers in plasma were heritable.

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