Variant Gene Linked to Heart Disease in Women

February 2, 2007

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Early signs of coronary atherosclerosis -- but only in women -- appear associated with a gene variant also linked to asthma.

OAKLAND, Calif. Feb. 2 - - Early signs of coronary atherosclerosis -- but only in women -- appear associated with a gene variant also linked to asthma.

Women with the variant have a significantly greater risk (P