Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Obesity Can Cause Kidney Disease, Genetic Study Suggests

People whose genetics predispose them towards obesity are more likely to develop chronic kidney disease (CKD), a new study indicates. Notably, the findings suggest that obesity can cause CKD primarily by increasing the risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. The study, “Conventional and…

Study Identifies Obesity-associated Brain Cells

Brain cells with gene activity changes related to obesity were identified in a new study, providing a starting point for future research into how different cell types affect this complex trait. The study, “Genetic mapping of etiologic brain cell types for obesity,” was published in the journal…

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