Genetics

Researchers identify new genetic links to body fat distribution

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have identified seven new areas of the genome linked to body fat distribution—a finding that could offer new insights into the biologic mechanisms that influence a person's ...

Cardiology

Obese youths have a nearly six fold risk of hypertension

Obese youths have a nearly six fold risk of hypertension, according to research in more than 22 000 young people from the PEP Family Heart Study presented at ESC Congress today by Professor Peter Schwandt from Germany.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Central adiposity may affect renal hemodynamics

(HealthDay)—Regardless of body mass index (BMI), higher waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), a measure of central adiposity, is associated with lower glomerular filtration rate (GFR), lower effective renal plasma flow (ERPF), and ...

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