CLEVELAND - A Cleveland Clinic doctor will soon begin a new study on how a person's genes and diet interact in the development of heart disease.
Dr. Stanley Hazen received a $3.8 million federal grant to conduct the research. The five year study from the National Institute of Health will focus on how the foods we eat combine with organisms in the intestines that influence the risk of hardening of the arteries.
The researchers hope this study will pave the way to create new treatments to prevent heart disease.
Dr. Hazen is the section head of preventive cardiology at the Clinic and a staff member of the Lerner Research Institute's Department of Cell Biology.
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