Author Archives: Joana Carvalho

BMI and Obesity-related Traits Strongly Affected by Genetic-Environmental Interactions, Study Asserts

Unlike height, body mass index (BMI) and other obesity-related traits are strongly influenced by interactions between an individual’s genetic background and environmental factors. A study with that finding, “Genotype-by-environment interactions inferred from genetic effects on phenotypic variability in the UK Biobank,” was published in Science Advances. “Most…

Scientists Find New Genetic Variant in Largest-ever Study of Childhood Obesity Across Ethnic Groups

By looking at the genetic backgrounds of nearly 30,000 individuals from different ethnic groups, scientists have identified a new genetic variant associated with childhood obesity and confirmed 18 others. Results from the study with that finding, “A Trans-ancestral Meta-Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies Reveals Loci Associated with Childhood…

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