The body is naturally geared to assimilate energy from the food we eat and store it as fat until it is needed. But now, researchers have managed to inhibit the body’s ability to store fat.
Keeping fit, even if you’re born with a high genetic risk for heart disease, still works to keep your heart healthy, according to a new study.
Being obese or having a higher BMI while carrying a BRCA mutation is positively linked with higher levels of damage to the DNA in normal breast gland cells, new research suggests.
New study brings new insights into the correlation of physical activity and dietary habits with weight gain in people who carry different variations of the FTO gene—aka ‘the fat gene.’
The World Anti-Doping Agency has considered obtaining Olympic athletes’ genetic code for years, and now that could soon be becoming a reality, thanks to the decreasing cost of sequencing.
Periods of skeletal muscle growth are ‘remembered’ by the genes in the muscle, helping them to grow larger later in life.
Consumption of dietary fibre can prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome and adverse changes in the intestine by promoting growth of “good” bacteria in the colon.
New research suggests that an enzyme called SNRK suppresses inflammation in obesity-related “white fat” while increasing metabolism in heat-producing “brown fat.”
Researchers have discovered mutations in a gene related to obesity, offering new treatment possibilities in the fight against the global epidemic.
23andMe have announced a large-scale study designed to uncover the genetic reasons why people respond differently to diet and exercise regimes.
Genetic factors could be behind varying responses to diet and may one day hold the key to more precisely shaping nutrition and weight loss information.