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How Does Common Obesity Gene Contribute To Weight Gain?
2014-05-23 03:28:06

Columbia University Medical Center Researchers have discovered how a gene commonly linked to obesity—FTO—contributes to weight gain. The study shows that variations in FTO indirectly affect the function of the primary cilium, a little-understood hair-like appendage on brain and other cells. Specific abnormalities of cilium molecules, in turn, increase body weight, in some instances, by affecting the function of receptors for leptin, a hormone that suppresses appetite. The findings,...

Researchers Discover 'Dark Side' Gene
2013-10-10 13:56:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a new study published in Psychological Science, some people are genetically predisposed to have a darker perspective. Researchers found that a previously known gene variant can cause some people to perceive negative emotional events more vividly than others. “This is the first study to find that this genetic variation can significantly affect how people see and experience the world,” Professor Rebecca Todd of the...

2013-09-25 10:59:48

Australian researchers have demonstrated a strong association between the FTO (fat and obesity) gene and hip fracture in women.  While the gene is already well known to affect diabetes and body fat, this is the first study to show that its high-risk variant can increase the risk of hip fracture by as much as 82%. The study, undertaken by Dr Bich Tran and Professor Tuan Nguyen from Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research, examined six gene variants (single nucleotide polymorphisms,...

Obesity Genetic Testing May Not Discourage Weight Loss
2013-09-05 04:32:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Undergoing obesity-related genetic testing does not make people less likely to lose weight, and could even reduce some of the feelings of self-blame commonly associated with failed attempts to become fit, claims research appearing in the Journal of Genetic Counseling. Previous studies have demonstrated that a person’s genes can play a role in whether or not he or she becomes overweight. One gene in particular, known as FTO, has...

Obesity And Appetite Driven By Genetic Mutations
2013-07-16 04:46:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A gene mutation previously linked to obesity causes people to have elevated levels of a "hunger hormone" in their blood, causing their appetite to return shortly after eating, according to new research appearing in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The variant, which occurs in what is known as the FTO gene, has also been linked to increased activity in regions of the brain linked to appetite control and reward when shown...

2013-07-15 23:01:04

As we understand more about the problem of obesity, ShopPharmacyCounter.com is offering a summer sale of PhenObestin 37.5. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 ShopPharmacyCounter.com is offering a summer sale of PhenObestin 37.5, a dietary supplement intended to increase energy for exercise and reduce hunger, as new research shows that the “obesity gene” works by increasing hunger. The existence of an “obesity gene” has long been known, but until now researchers have been unable to...

2013-06-26 13:24:08

An international research team led by Swedish scientists has used a new method to investigate obesity and overweight as a cause of cardiovascular disease. Strong association have been found previously, but it has not been clear whether it was overweight as such that was the cause, or if the overweight was just a marker of another underlying cause, as clinical trials with long-term follow-ups are difficult to implement. A total of nearly 200,000 subjects were included in the researchers'...

2013-06-24 23:25:18

A study sheds light on why obese middle-aged adults are more susceptible to memory loss than the non-obese. eReflect, maker of memory improvement software Ultimate Memory, recently discussed the results of this study and encourages people to take note of the implications. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 There might be more reason for you to step into your running shoes than just looking good: losing weight might also improve your memory. As the developers behind eReflect's...

2013-06-19 23:25:07

A new study has revealed that approximately 35% of young Mexican adults are predisposed to obesity for genetic reasons, meaning that weight loss supplements like Prescopodene by Prescopodene Nutritionals may help them overcome their predisposition to carrying extra unhealthy weight. Australia (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 There is an age old question as to how much genetics play a role in a person´s fight with weight. One study now suggests that biology for young Mexicans can be very...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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