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Genetics and hyperlipidaemia

Li, X. and Lovegrove, J. (2016) Genetics and hyperlipidaemia. In: Lawrence, J., Douglas, P. and Gandy, J. (eds.) Dietetic and nutrition case studies. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, pp. 55-61. ISBN 9781118897102

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Abstract/Summary

Hannah is a 30 year old single mother with two young children. She is of Chinese descent and moved to the UK six years ago; she has a good level of English. Recently her mother suffered a heart attack, which prompted Hannah’s first visit to the general practitioner (GP). Meanwhile Hannah performed a predictive genetic test independently through an online company, which showed an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD); she has the ɛ4 variant of the APOE gene. The company has recommended a daily supplement and dietary changes. Blood tests showed raised blood lipids and her GP referred Hannah to a dietitian for lifestyle management. Hannah is very concerned and anxious about her health.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR)
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Human Nutrition Research Group
ID Code:64834
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell

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