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Conversely, individuals with a genetic predisposition to drink high amounts of alcohol may not have the genes that predispose them to become dependent.
According to Tabakoff, "We know that high levels of alcohol consumption can increase the risk of becoming alcohol dependent in those who have a genetic make up that predisposes to dependence.
Detecting these mutations, which predispose people to blood clotting disorders, is more and more important and concerns patients with a personal or family history of blood clots, for people having surgery, for pregnant women, and for women taking oral contraceptives.
Scientists analyzing the DNA of families whose men are prone to prostate cancer have found a mutated gene that predisposes them to the disease.
The conclusion that the mutation predisposes a woman to fibroid formation "is very plausible," says Barbara J.
The disease is bilateral in 50% of cases, which suggests that some constitutional or systemic factor predisposes to its development.
When the presence of a concha bullosa predisposes a patient to occlusion of the ostiomeatal complex and subsequent sinus disease, surgery might be indicated.
One variant appeared significantly more often in obese people, suggesting that it predisposes them to gain weight or that the other variant somehow wards off obesity.
The gene also predisposes carriers to the development of Alzheimer's and cardiovascular diseases.
On top of that it also predisposes a carrier to the development of sleep apnea.
However, since the functions of the three hormones aren't fully understood, it's impossible to say whether a dearth directly predisposes women to particular diseases and results in early death, he says.
It is the predominate cancer in Asia due to the endemic presence of the Hepatitis B virus which predisposes a person to liver cancer.