obesity

SNPwatch: New Obesity SNPs Point to the Brain’s Role in Regulating Appetite

December 16, 2008
In the current issue of Nature Genetics, two teams of researchers identify nine new genetic locations associated with obesity. Almost all of them are within or close to genes that...
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SNPwatch: Gene Variant Linked to Obesity Affects Food Choices in Children

December 11, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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Genetics May Dull Brain’s Pleasure Response to Food, Causing Weight Gain

October 16, 2008
Although obesity was seen as a sign of social status during the Renaissance, it’s been known since long before then that being overweight is actually unhealthy. We all know that...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variants Affect Weight Loss Drug Effectiveness

October 16, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Link Between Obesity and Colorectal Cancer

September 30, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Find Genetic Variants That May Influence the Risk For Obesity

July 06, 2008
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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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...
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