Baby's weight unrelated to mother's obesity
- Can genes be blamed for obesity? Cameron-Smith, David; Collier, Greg R. // Nutridate;May98, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p1
Discusses the role of genes in obesity. Health risks of obesity; Prevalence of obesity in Australia; Genes responsible for obesity. INSET: Student activities.
- EpidemiologÃa y genÃ©tica del sobrepeso y la obesidad. Perspectiva de MÃ©xico en el contexto mundial. López-Alarcón, Mardia G.; Rodríguez-Cruz, Maricela // Boletin Medico del Hospital Infantil de Mexico;nov/dic2008, Vol. 65 Issue 6, p421
Obesity rates have drastically increased worldwide, particularly in women in reproductive-age as well as in children. This is relevant for the challenges that the health system will face in the near future. Recently, national surveys in Mexico and United States have shown a moderate decrease in...
- Firstborns more overweight. Investor's Business Daily // Investors Business Daily;8/28/2015, pA02
The article presents a study which reveals that firstborn women are prone to the risk of health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure in later life than second-born sisters.
- LOWER LEPTIN LEVELS. // Science Teacher;May2000, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p12
Reports on a study showing that physically active people have low levels of leptin, the so-called fat hormone. Production of leptin by the body's fat cells; Role in causing obesity; Characteristics of men whose leptin levels were the highest; Possible role in the development of diabetes.
- Obesity related phenotypes in families selected for extreme obesity and leanness. Price, R A; Reed, D R; Lee, J H // International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders;May1998, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p406
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a multigenic trait, and special methods and sampling designs are needed for gene identification. OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics of families selected to increase information for genetic linkage studies of obesity. DESIGN: Families having extremely obese siblings...
- Actigenetic of ACE Gene Polymorphism in Czech Obese Sedentary Females. Suchánek, P.; Hubáček, J. A.; Králová Lesná, I.; Pinekerová, V.; Adamková, V. // Physiological Research;2009 Supplement 1, Vol. 58, pS47
Obesity is a serious health problem worldwide and many genes have been implicated in determination of obesity, but our knowledge of the genes responsible for individual differences in weight loss after physical intervention are poor. One of the candidate genes is a gene for...
- 4G/5G polymorphism modulates PAI-1 circulating levels in obese women. Fernandes, Karla; Sandrim, Valéria // Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry;May2012, Vol. 364 Issue 1/2, p299
The increase in plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) has been described as a risk factor to thrombosis-related diseases. In addition, it has been demonstrated that the variant 4G of polymorphism 4G/5G located in promoter region of PAI-1 gene is associated with higher PAI-1 levels. We...
- The Influence of Obesity and Different Fat Depots on Adipose Tissue Gene Expression and Protein Levels of Cell Adhesion Molecules. Bošanská, L.; Michalský, D.; Lacinová, Z.; Dostálová, I.; Bártlová, M.; Haluzíková, D.; Matoulek, M.; Kasalický, M.; Haluzík, M. // Physiological Research;2010, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p79
Increased circulating adhesion molecules in patients with obesity play an important role in the development of endothelial dysfunction/atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to assess the contribution of various fat depots to the production of adhesion molecules in obesity. 12 women with 1st...
- Physical Activity Attenuates the Genetic Predisposition to Obesity in 20,000 Men and Women from EPIC-Norfolk Prospective Population Study. Shengxu Li; Jing Hua Zhao; Jianan Luan; Ekelund, Ulf; Luben, Robert N.; Khaw, Kay-Tee; Wareham, Nicholas J.; Loos, Ruth J. F. // PLoS Medicine;Aug2010, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p1
Background: We have previously shown that multiple genetic loci identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) increase the susceptibility to obesity in a cumulative manner. It is, however, not known whether and to what extent this genetic susceptibility may be attenuated by a physically...