metabolic syndrome

SNPwatch: Apple or Pear? How Genes Help Shape Your Shape

October 19, 2010
You’ve probably heard about the fruit-based analogies to describe body shape. “Apples” tend to carry more weight around their waist whereas “pears” tend to be heavier around the hips and...
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Mouse Research Indicates Effect of a SNP in Humans Might Depend on Diet

January 06, 2009
New research in mice suggests that people who get lucky and inherit a genetic variant that has been shown to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes are not totally...
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