Tag Archives: genetics and obesity

Obesity Research Update: Genes Affiliated with Severe Obesity

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They were all fed the same diet…but only one is overweight.

A couple of papers regarding obesity research have come out in the past week that may be of interest if you are a science nerd like me.

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It’s in the Genes

23andmeresultscreenA few weeks ago, I decided to send away for a DNA testing kit from the company 23andMe.  For $99, they will genotype your DNA (a very different process than sequencing), and from this information you can learn about your ancestry, what health conditions you are at risk of developing, whether or not you are a carrier for several common (and some not-so-common) inherited diseases, how you might tolerate certain drugs and what some of your physical characteristics are.  For a long time, I’d suspected that some of my behaviors and physical characteristics had an organic, biological basis and I wanted confirmation that perhaps I was correct in my thinking.

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