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Genetics (Part 1)

Research is being done to look at genetics and cardiovascular problems. Watch Dr Chris Jones explain more.

In this first video about genetics as a non-modifiable risk factor, Dr Chris Jones looks at how you are very likely to suffer the same cardiovascular problems that your family members in the past have suffered from, and some of the research that has been done to look into genetic patterns.

You can download the Week 4 supplement, which contains additional images and descriptions to help you understand the topics covered in this video.

British Heart Foundation resources

Find out more in the following, optional, video Family history and heart disease; one of a series, produced by the British Heart Foundation Risking it: Fighting against risk factors in coronary heart disease.

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