obesity

Genetics found to influence puberty timing in girls and boys

November 09, 2015
By looking at data on when boys’ voices first broke as a way to time the onset of puberty, researchers at the University of Cambridge have completed a first-of-its-kind genetic...
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Salty Or Sweet

March 05, 2015
Whether you are more apt to reach for a handful of potato chips or go for the bowl of candy may have something to do with your genetics. Looking at...
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SNPwatch: The Genetics of Adolescent Growth Spurts

August 23, 2013
By Alison Chubb We’ve all known teenagers who grow several inches in a year, and then start bumping into people and furniture as they figure out what to do with...
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Our Top 10 for 2011

December 28, 2011
We thought 2010 would be hard to top but we’re happy to say that 2011 has been even better. Here's our list of some of the most intriguing developments from 2011.
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SNPwatch: Association Between FTO Variant and Obesity Depends on Age and Impacts Development

February 23, 2011
Obesity is an enormous public health concern in the United States, affecting about 33% of adults and 20% of children and adolescents. While lifestyle and environmental factors play an undeniable...
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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...
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SNPwatch: Do These Genes Make Me Look Fat? It Depends on What You Eat

December 04, 2009
We all know people struggling with weight issues. Maybe they’re overweight and can’t seem to lose the pounds no matter what new diet or exercise regime they try. Or, maybe...
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Surprisingly Skinny Mice Could Point the Way to Obesity and Diabetes Treatments

September 04, 2009
Scientists who are studying mice with a mutation that makes them resistant to obesity even in the face of a high-fat diet may have identified a new way to treat...
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Researchers Warn That Drug Development Based On Obesity Genetics Could Deliver More Than Is Bargained For

June 26, 2009
Not surprisingly, there has been intense interest in the genetics of obesity in recent years.   Obesity is a major health problem, resulting in tens of thousands of premature deaths...
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Researchers Look To The Future Of Obesity Genetics

June 18, 2009
Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who purchased prior to November 22, 2013 will...
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