Eat And Drink Without A Care Or Worry? Only If You’re Lucky Enough To Possess A Certain Gene Mutation!
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.
Dr. Marianne Legato, Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University is an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer, and specialist in gender-specific medicine. She is founding member of the International Society for Gender Medicine and also the founder and director of The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University and its next iteration, The Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine. These enterprises are the first collaborations between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and of how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender and sex. Her ground breaking textbook on Gender-and Sex Specific Medicine has been published in 2017 in the 3rd edition.
She has published extensively on Gender and Sex Specific Medicine, both scientifically and for the lay public. She is also the founding editor of the journal Gender Medicine, and the Journal Gender and Genome, published for the scientific community. In 1992, Dr. Legato won the American Heart Association’s Blakeslee Award for the best book written for the lay public on cardiovascular disease. She is a practicing internist in New York City and has been listed each year in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” since the feature’s inception in 1993.