Father"s with common gene variant have 50 per cent higher risk of heart disease – and pass this on to their sons

Men can inherit higher risk of heart attack from father – and can pass danger on to their sonsMen with version of the male Y chromosome, 50 per cent more likely to suffer from coronary artery diseaseEffect independent of traditional risk factors A study found fathers with a common genetic variant are at higher risk of heart disease, a danger which will be passed don to their sons Fathers with a common genetic variant are at higher risk of heart disease and will pass the danger on to their sons, say scientists.