Gene protects women from heart disease, study finds

USC News noted a study by Longevity Institute’s Hooman Allayee.

“The study represents one of the first female-specific genetic associations for heart disease,” Allayee said. “Women who carried a variant of the CPS1 gene had about a 12 percent decreased risk for heart disease. But the same variant had no protective effect on men when it came to coronary artery disease.”