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The Genetics of Bellies and Burgers
August 21, 2013
By Nick Furlotte and Shirley Wu For many of us, the battle of the bulge is more like an all-out war. We all know people who can eat whatever they...
SNPwatch: Jeans Too Tight? Don’t Just Blame Your Genes.
September 23, 2010
In 2009, 27% of Americans met the clinical criteria for obesity–a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater–7 percentage points higher than a mere 9 years earlier. Even this...
SNPwatch: MC4R Gene Associated with Body Mass
May 04, 2008
The Atkins diet, the South Beach diet, the Grapefruit diet, the Cabbage Soup diet — we know all these fad diets have their limits, because ultimately, the only way to...