Tag Archive: obesity

Jan 09 2014

CHOP Genetics Expert Edits Book Examining Genetics and Obesity

A recently published book edited by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Struan F.A. Grant, PhD, examines the role genetic variants play in causing or raising the risk of obesity.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-genetics-expert-edits-book-examining-genetics-obesity/

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?

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/by-lowering-bmi-teens-improve-insulin-sensitivity/

May 17 2013

Study Identifies BMI-Associated Loci in Individuals of African Descent

Struan Grant, PhD, associate director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Applied Genomics (CAG), co-authored a study that discovered new loci associated with body mass index (BMI) in adults of African ancestry.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/study-identifies-bmi-associated-loci-in-individuals-of-african-descent/