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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
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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