Steve holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. He worked as a medical scientist for 18 years, within both industry and academia, where his research focused on the discovery of new medicines to treat inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases. Steve recently stepped away from the lab and into science communications, where he’s helping make medical science information more accessible for everyone.
Two genes whose mutations are associated with athletic endurance may help determine the risks of severe obesity in children, a Brazilian study revealed. Titled “Combination of ACTN3 R577X and ... Read more
Despite a healthy birth weight, most children with Bardet‐Biedl syndrome (BBS) experience rapid weight gain in the first years of life that is sustained through adolescence, a study reported. ... Read more
Adolescents with an eating disorder who carry two obesity-related genetic mutations have high levels of the hunger-reducing hormone leptin in their blood, a Mexican study has found. Higher levels ... Read more
Psychotropic medications lead to early weight gain in people with psychiatric disorders by altering expression of the CRTC1 gene, a study found. The study, “Psychotropic drug-induced genetic-epigenetic modulation of ... Read more
Middle-age and older people who have a greater genetic risk for high body mass index (BMI) are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese and are more susceptible ... Read more
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