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Newswise Obesity News Source 06-Mar-2017

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Highly Prevalent Gene Variants in Minority Populations Cause Kidney Disease

A team engineered mice with the G1 and G2 APOL1 gene mutations that cause human-like kidney disease to study these gene variants found almost exclusively in people of West African descent. These mutations carry an increased risk of kidney disease. Th...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

DK105821, T32-DK007006

Overweight Mothers Underestimate Their Children’s Weight

Mothers who are overweight or obese tend to underestimate the weights of their obese children, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.Researchers, led by Rachel Tabak, research assistant professor, survey...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Obesity Science & Practice

Matching Up Fruit Flies, Mushroom Toxins and Human Health

Some fruit flies build up tolerance to the toxin α-amanitin; the genetic mechanisms behind this adaptation link to an important metabolic pathway. A team from Michigan Technological University used genome-wide association mapping to draw the connect...

– Michigan Technological University

PLOS ONE, Feb-2017

Food Subsidies and Taxes Significantly Improve Dietary Choices

A new systematic review and meta-analysis finds that lowering the cost of healthy foods significantly increases their consumption, while raising the cost of unhealthy items significantly reduces their intake.

– Tufts University

Embargo expired on 01-Mar-2017 at 14:00 ET

Study IDs 90 Genes in Fat That May Contribute to Dangerous Diseases

A sweeping international effort is connecting the dots between genes in our fat cells and our risk for obesity and cardiometabolic diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The researchers have identified approximately 90 genes found in fat...

– University of Virginia Health System

You Are What You Eat, and Who You Know

Vanderbilt research shows being surrounded by high-status people may help you stay slim – but only if you're a woman.

– Vanderbilt University

Journal of Sociological Perspectives

Inactivity, Excess Weight Linked to Hard-to-Treat Heart Failures

Lack of exercise and excessive weight are strongly associated with a type of heart failure that has a particularly poor prognosis, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers determined in an analysis of data from three large studies.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Feb-2017

Political Affiliation, Weight Influence Your Opinion on Fighting Obesity, Study Finds

Self-reported overweight people, if they were Democrats are more likely to believe genetic factors cause obesity, while Republicans who see themselves are overweight still assign eating habits and lifestyle choices as the cause, according to a new st...

– University of Kansas

American Politics Research

5 Facts About Sleep Apnea

5 facts about sleep apnea and its negative effects on your health.

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– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UTHealth Receives $2.4 Million Grant to Drive Action-Oriented Research on Healthier Cities

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded a three-year, $2.4 million grant to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) to create the Healthy Cities Research Hub: Exploring Drivers of Diabetes and Other Chronic D...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Embargo expired on 02-Mar-2017 at 09:30 ET





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