Genetics

Genes affect where fat is stored

A recent study from Uppsala University has found that genetic factors influence whether people store fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body, and that this effect is predominant in women and much lower in men. ...

Diabetes

Diabetes in bay area Chinese population linked to fat fibrosis

A new UC San Francisco study has discovered a key biological difference in how people of European and Chinese descent put on weight—a finding that could help explain why Asians often develop type 2 diabetes at a much lower ...

Cardiology

A fat belly is bad for your heart

Belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart, according to results from the Mayo Clinic presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress.

Pediatrics

Study of premature babies has implications for future treatment

Research carried out by the University with doctors on the neonatal unit at the William Harvey Hospital and Brunel University have provided further insight into the biology of premature birth, with findings that may have ...

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 ...

page 1 from 3