Two studies zero in on DNA-based drivers of weight. Is obesity written in our genes?
Unhealthy food environments and sedentary lifestyles certainly contribute to obesity, but they can’t entirely explain weight gain. The latest research points to four new genes that could contribute to the most extreme cases of …
Getting some extra z’s each night could dampen the effect of genes that predispose you to weight gain, a recent study from University of Washington in Seattle finds.
Scientists identify gene mutations that contribute to common childhood obesity — the kind we normally chalk up to sloth and overeating — which could someday lead to treatments for heavy kids.