Why does it seem like some people can eat all the ice cream they want without increasing their cholesterol or gaining much weight, while others with high cholesterol have to watch their diets like a hawk? Because no matter what their lifestyle, peoples genes play an overriding role in their cholesterol response.
So says a new study by researchers at the Department of Energys Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Childrens Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), conducted by Paul Williams of Berkeley Labs Life Sciences Division in collaboration with Robin Rawlings and Patricia Blanche of CHORI and Ronald M. Krauss of CHORI and Berkeley Labs Genomics Division. They report their findings in the July 8, 2005, issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The investigators analyzed how "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol) responded to diets that were either high or low in fat in 28 pairs of identical male twins — one twin a vigorous exerciser, the other a comparative couch potato.
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