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2014-03-05 10:42:02

Higher BMI raises risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure Two recent genetic studies expand the list of genes involved with body fat and body mass index, and their connection to major Western health problems: heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. One study showed that higher body mass index (BMI) caused harmful effects on the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and inflammation, while another study found gene signals linked to higher levels of body fat metrics,...

2012-03-14 21:03:11

Anti-inflammatory drugs may offer novel treatment for heart disease, say gene researchers in large study A large international study indicates that anti-inflammatory drugs may become a new tool for preventing and treating coronary heart disease (CHD), the leading global cause of death. In investigating a specific gene variant linked to inflammation and heart disease, the researchers used the Cardiochip, a gene analysis tool designed by Brendan J. Keating, Ph.D., a researcher in the Center...

2012-02-09 23:52:22

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researcher is co-leader of international study The largest genetics study to date of type 2 diabetes (T2D) has identified new gene variants associated with risk for the common metabolic disease. An international scientific consortium, studying multiethnic populations, uncovered genes that may point to biological targets for developing more effective drugs for T2D. Multiple genes and environmental factors interact with T2D, which affects nearly 300...

2011-01-04 03:57:23

Technique leverages gene-dense data chip for new discoveries As much as 90 percent of variation in adult height may be caused by genetic inheritance, but a multitude of genes are involved. Most of these have yet to be discovered. Now a new meta-analysis of data from more than 100,000 people has identified variants in over two dozen genes that were not previously associated with height. The study also confirmed genetic associations in more than 30 previously known height genes. "Although the...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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