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Researchers use genetic profiles to predict obesity risk at birth

Researchers have come up with a scoring system based on genetic markers that predicts an individual’s inborn risk for obesity. Using data from the largest existing genome-wide study of obesity, they applied new algorithms to integrate information from more than two million genetic variants affecting body mass index (BMI). The resulting score accurately predicted BMI […]

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Would you take the pill? The German men answered

Recently, researchers have tested a new potential contraceptive for men, with success. The funds should come as a tablet on the market, and as a “pill for the man”. FOCUS Online has interviewed male Users, if you can think of to take the pill. The opinions diverge. About half of the German men (49.9 percent) […]

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Bargain hunters tend to be Overweight

Two chocolate bars for the price of one, the Jumbo bag of Chips, or the discounted use of a range of energy drinks: food with a high content of fat, sugar or salt are in the supermarket, often in the offer. This can have an impact on health. According to a study from the United […]