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November 3, 2020
How Genes Influence Carbohydrate Intake And Weight Gain Tendency

Carbohydrates are one of the most prominent food groups in the diet. They are present as sugars, starches, and fiber in food. Glucose molecules are linked together to form starch and fiber. When carbohydrates enter the body, the fiber goes undigested, while the sugar and starch are broken down into glucose.  Glucose provides the energy […]

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October 27, 2020
Brain Differences In Youth Linked To Increased Waist Size

Childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States, putting children and adolescents at risk for poor health. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise. Previous research has identified a region in the brain associated with overeating or unhealthy eating […]

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August 2, 2017
Know Your Genes: APOA2 “Weight Gain Gene”

The Apolipoprotein A-II (APOA2) gene is associated with the synthesis of Apolipoprotein 2, the second most common protein found in the high density lipoprotein. This protein is shown to be associated with the impairment of the reverse cholesterol transport and the anti-oxidant ability of the high density lipoprotein. People with the T variant of the […]

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