Possible Genetic Connection Between Multiple Myeloma And Environmental Toxins

myelomaRecently researchers found genetic link between environmental toxins and bone disease related to multiple myeloma.

Myeloma is a cancer developed due to presence of cancerous cells in bone marrow that affects production of blood cells and consequently damages the bone.

Earlier it was considered as a rare disease mainly diagnosed in elderly people, but now it is increasingly diagnosed in patients below 45 years age.

The study from researchers with the IMF gene bank, Bank on a Cure, identified several changes in DNA sequences called SNPs (single nucleotide  polymorphisms) that are associated with a risk of bone disease in myeloma.

Further analysis showed that many of these DNA changes may be involved with the way the human body responds to certain environmental toxins, providing a possible link between myeloma and the environment.

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