Contributions of Interactions Between Lifestyle and Genetics on Coronary Artery Disease Risk

M Abdullah Said, Yordi J van de Vegte, Muhammad Mobeen Zafar, M Yldau van der Ende, Ghazala Kaukab Raja, N Verweij, Pim van der Harst

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PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: To summarize current knowledge on interactions between genetic variants and lifestyle factors (G×L) associated with the development of coronary artery disease (CAD) and prioritize future research.

RECENT FINDINGS: Genetic risk and combined lifestyle factors and behaviors have a log-additive effect on the risk of developing CAD. First, we describe genetic and lifestyle factors associated with CAD and then focus on G×L interactions. The majority of G×L interaction studies are small-scale candidate gene studies that lack replication and therefore provide spurious results. Only a few studies, of which most use genetic risk scores or genome-wide approaches to test interactions, are robust in number and analysis strategy. These studies provide evidence for the existence of G×L interactions in the development of CAD. Further G×L interactions studies are important as they contribute to our understanding of disease pathophysiology and possibly provide insights for improving interventions or personalized recommendations.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)89
Aantal pagina's8
TijdschriftCurrent cardiology reports
Nummer van het tijdschrift9
StatusPublished - sep.-2019

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