Puerto Rican genetics prevents coronary disease

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El doctor Pablo Iván Altieri, cardiólogo e investigador de la Escuela de Medicina del Recinto de Ciencias Médicas (RCM). (Suministrada)

Despite having a higher risk factor of coronary disease, in Puerto Rico the incidence of these diseases is 30% lower than in the United States.  A study by Dr. Pablo Ivan Altieri, a cardiologist and researcher from the School of Medicine from the Medical Science Campus of the University of Puerto Rico, suggested that this is due to ethnicity and genetic factors of the population.

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