Tag Archive: Diabetes

Apr 17 2014

Studies Find Genes Linked to BMI, Cardiovascular Health

Two recent studies expand the list of genes associated with body fat and body mass index (BMI), and their connection to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

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Jun 13 2013

By Lowering BMI, Teens Improve Insulin Sensitivity

As anyone who has been to a doctor knows, a standard part of a doctor’s visit or wellness exam is determining a patient’s BMI. But what exactly does “BMI” mean? And what can it tell clinicians about their patients?

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Dec 05 2012

Genes Linked to Low Birth Weight, Diabetes Risk

Genes provide tremendous information about how our bodies work and our possible predisposition for a variety of diseases and conditions. Researchers are working to discern what specific genes and gene regions play a role in disease. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia played a major role in a recent international genetics study that found four new …

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