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Increased Risk of Heart Attack Linked To Polymorphism in the 5HTR2C Serotonin Receptor Gene

Increased Risk of Heart Attack Linked To Polymorphism in the 5HTR2C Serotonin Receptor Gene

In the December 2013 issue of PLOS One, a research team from the Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC reports that a functional polymorphism of the 5HTR2C gene is associated with a 38% increased risk for cardiovascular disease events. This includes mortality and myocardial infarction (MI), independent of several traditional risk factors, […]