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Obesity Gene

What Calico Cats Can Teach Us About Obesity

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.28.2014 | Science

House cats -- in all their notoriously lazy glory -- may actually help scientists figure out how to control obesity in humans. Researchers at the U...

Anna Almendrala

Yes, Some People ARE Genetically Predisposed To Obesity

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that some people put on weight faster than others. But for the first time, scientists have identified a gene that is responsible for me...

Scientists Find How 'Obesity Gene' Makes People Fat

Reuters | Ben Hirschler | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have unraveled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering in...

Is Obesity Genetic?

Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices

With one study ruling out lack of exercise as a leading cause of obesity among African-Americans, new research from Dartmouth's Institute for Quantita...

Scientists Find Genetic 'Switch' For Obesity

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientists have found that a gene linked to diabetes and cholesterol is a "master switch" that controls other genes found in fat in the body, and ...