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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Genetics said that every ninth Russian — the carrier of dangerous mutations

About 11 percent of the population of Russia are carriers of genetic mutations associated with the development of various diseases, including age. To such conclusion Russian experts investigating the results of genetic tests 1579 people aged 20 to 55 years.

Experts remind that, in General, mutations occur in the cells of people and animals constantly, but 90 percent of them for the life of the media does not affect. However, one mutation out of ten could pose a threat to health. To see how often potentially dangerous mutations are the Russians, the specialists studied more than a thousand people, among whom were about equally men and women. Scientists, first and foremost, pay attention to the 700 thousand common “minor mistakes” in DNA.

The study, in particular, showed that about two percent of Russians have mutations associated with the development of thrombophilia, a condition characterized by disturbance of system blood clotting and increased risk of thrombosis. About as often met “typos” that can lead to polycystic kidney disease. In addition, approximately every hundredth inhabitant of Russia is a carrier of mutations associated with Alzheimer’s disease and their liver cirrhosis.

As the authors of the study, when many of the mutations in time, the probability of occurrence of those or other problems in the elderly can be significantly reduced. In particular, it is argued that small doses of aspirin can help carriers of mutations in the genes F2 and F5 to prevent the occurrence of early myocardial infarction, and media associated with polycystic kidney disease mutations in the gene PKD1, you should avoid exposure to cold and excessive physical exertion.

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