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This is a guest post by Adam B. Goldstein, PhD, a medical geneticist at the University of California, San Diego.
Goldstein is a clinical geneticist who specializes in the genetics of health and disease.
His latest book, The Complete Genetics of Human Health and Disease, will be published by Harvard University Press on April 13, 2018.
Goldenberg and his coauthors describe their study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which has a special issue on the topic.
Goldberg and his colleagues analyzed the genomes of 2,073 male volunteers who participated in a nationally representative study that involved more than 400,000 participants in the United States.
The study involved genetic testing on nearly 30,000 men and women.
In addition to a genetic test for cancer, the researchers also tested for a number of diseases including heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
The results showed that there were a total of 18,852 genetic variants associated with the risk of heart disease.
There were also 13,958 genetic variants that appeared to increase the risk for multiple sclerosis, a disease with a large number of cases.
The researchers also found that there was a genetic risk for all types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, and the risk was more common in African Americans.
There was also a genetic variant that appeared in African American men, which may be related to the high incidence of colon cancer, they found.
Goldenstein and his team also found the genetic risk increased when the subjects were older and had more time spent in physical activity.
They also found a genetic variation that appeared on the chromosomes of individuals with cancer, including prostate cancer.
In their article, Goldstein and his group report that they also identified the genetic variants linked to an increased risk of hypertension and obesity.
They found a specific variant, which appeared on 1.5% of the male population, that increased the risk by 22%.
Goldstein says it may be because of the way people metabolize certain foods.
He and his research team have published numerous studies showing that some of the genetic variations found in the DNA of African Americans may have contributed to their higher risk for heart disease and obesity, but they say their study may have been the first to look at the genetic components of these risk factors in people from a variety of racial groups.
The team said they have not identified any significant genetic variants related to other diseases, including cancer, hypertension or stroke.
The study authors also say their findings may help physicians and scientists understand the genetics and mechanisms of the diseases that affect African Americans and other racial groups most directly.
“It’s clear that our ancestors came to the United Sates from Africa and that their genetic makeup is not completely homogeneous,” Goldstein said.
“It may also help us better understand our health and how to prevent or treat certain diseases.”