Exciting News In Genetics! According to the Science Magazine’s Article: Why a Lucky Few Can Eat to their Heart’s Content, the American Society of Human Genetics states that one in two hundred individuals are protected against heart disease due to a rare gene mutation that keeps triglyceride levels low. High triglyceride levels increase risk for coronary artery disease. The development of a new drug that mimics the gene mutation can help prevent heart disease in people who don’t have this mutation.
This mutation is common among the Old Order Amish community, but there are no current data about whether it exists in other ethnic groups, nor about whether there is a gender predilection for the phenomenon.