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A Common Pathway in Metabolic Syndrome

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

A recent paper in Science is shedding new light on the possible origins of metabolic syndrome, supporting the notion that it can be traced to a well-defined cause and pathway and showing a link to coronary artery disease in the group studied. It also suggests that osteoporosis may be a risk factor for CAD. The work also shows how the study of rare genetic traits can provide clues to the mechanisms underlying more common forms of complex diseases.

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