Genetics

New gene influences apple or pear shape, risk of future disease

Scientists have known for some time that people who carry a lot of weight around their bellies are more likely to develop diabetes and heart disease than those who have bigger hips and thighs. But what hasn't been clear is ...

Overweight & Obesity

Largest ever genome-wide study strengthens genetic link to obesity

There are many reasons why people gain different amounts of weight and why fat becomes stored in different parts of their bodies. Now researchers are homing in on genetic reasons. Their findings, part of the largest genome-wide ...

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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