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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Mutated gene clue to heart remedy

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The discovery of a rare genetic mutation that gives two women astoundingly low cholesterol levels has set off one of the greatest medical chases ever. Three pharmaceutical companies- Amgen, Pfizer ... researchers published a short note in the journal Nature Genetics reporting on three generations of a family with LDL levels up to 466- and a strong history of heart disease. The cause ...

  2. It's time to start toning those abdomenal muscles

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... is not achieved by exercise alone- it also needs a change of lifestyle with a good dose of genetic make-up thrown in. Genetics, age, gender and lifestyle factors all play a role in determining our body shape and body weight. We're genetically programmed to store and use fat in times of need. Some people store fat evenly across their body while others hang on to fat in specific areas ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't blame the sick

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by ESTHER DYSON

    ... offering team sports, and the like. But suppose this fails. Suppose that, despite all blandishments, someone gets diabetes through some combination of behaviour and genetics. Should they now ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Muddled thinking is fuelling obesity epidemic

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by ANIRBAN MUKHOPADHYAY

    ... reduced calorie intake, and others lay the blame on genetics. As a result, there are differing beliefs about the best way to lose weight (ie. what specific steps one should take). New research ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Research paper finds obesity myths are still accepted at face value

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... the following: Genetics do a play role in obesity; Proper dieting is effective in losing weight; namely avoiding excess sugar, salt and fried foods; Regular exercise can help manage weight and provide ...

  6. Obesity can be a pain in the back, says study

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... risk of disc degeneration, while those who were overweight had a 30 per cent risk. It has long been known that ageing, genetics and biomechanics- the structure and function of biological ...

  7. Let the scales fall from your eyes

    Posted Sep 12th 2005, 12:00am by Sandra Comer

    ... physical activities you enjoy. Exercise for the sheer pleasure of your body moving. Confront your own 'weightiest' attitudes and recognise the genetic diversity of body weight and shape. ...

  8. Health bites

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... cent fat) modifies genetic expression in the livers of offspring, making the baby more likely to overproduce glucose, which could cause early insulin resistance and diabetes. 'We urge ...

  9. Exercise-fat link still unclear

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... itself to recover its lost weight. No one really knows how to change the set point, although regular exercise seems to be able lower the setting. Genetics: A gene called FTO is present in humans ...

  10. Orange peel effect

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Cellulite is often thought to be related to being overweight, but that's a myth because cellulite can develop in thin, lean women, too. How do you get cellulite? Genetics play an important role ...




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