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2005-01-26 07:58:07

Study finds genetics account for about 50% of change in body mass index HealthDayNews -- Your genes may be one reason your jeans are getting tighter, says a Saint Louis University School of Public Health study that found genetics can play a role in some peoples' weight problems. "About 50 percent of adult-onset weight change remains genetic," principal investigator James C. Romeis, a professor of health services research, said in a prepared statement. He studied nearly 4,000 sets of male...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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