Overweight obese people with diabetes at increased risk of brain abnormalities img

Overweight and obese individuals with early stage type 2 diabetes (T2D) had more severe and progressive abnormalities in brain structure and cognition compared to normal-weight study participants, research indicates. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Obesity amplifies genetic risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease img

An international study has revealed a striking genetic-environmental interaction: Obesity significantly amplifies the effects of three gene variants that increase risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by different metabolic pathways. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Risk of obesity influenced by changes in our genes img

A child’s risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA prior to birth, a new study has shown. These changes, known as epigenetic modifications, control the activity of our genes without changing the actual DNA sequence. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Weight history over time shows higher risk of death for overweight, obese people img

People who are obese or overweight at some point in their adult lives have an elevated risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and other causes, according to a new study by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. Source: Science Daily |…

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