Navigation Links
Belly fat or hip fat -- it really is all in your genes, says UT Southwestern researcher
Date:5/14/2010

DALLAS May 18, 2010 The age-old question of why men store fat in their bellies and women store it in their hips may have finally been answered: Genetically speaking, the fat tissue is almost completely different.

"We found that out of about 40,000 mouse genes, only 138 are commonly found in both male and female fat cells," said Dr. Deborah Clegg, assistant professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and senior author of the study appearing in the International Journal of Obesity. "This was completely unexpected. We expected the exact opposite that 138 would be different and the rest would be the same between the sexes."

The study involved mice, which distribute their fat in a sexually dimorphic pattern similar to humans.

"Given the difference in gene expression profiles, a female fat tissue won't behave anything like a male fat tissue and vice versa," Dr. Clegg said. "The notion that fat cells between males and females are alike is inconsistent with our findings."

In humans, men are more likely to carry extra weight around their guts while pre-menopausal women store it in their butts, thighs and hips. The bad news for men is that belly, or visceral, fat has been associated with numerous obesity-related diseases including diabetes and heart disease. Women, on the other hand, are generally protected from these obesity-related disorders until menopause, when their ovarian hormone levels drop and fat storage tends to shift from their rear ends to their waists.

"Although our new findings don't explain why women begin storing fat in their bellies after menopause, the results do bring us a step closer to understanding the mechanisms behind the unwanted shift," Dr. Clegg said.

For this study, researchers used a microarray analysis to determine whether male fat cells and female fat cells were different between the waist and hips and if they were different based on gender at a genetic
'/>"/>

Contact: Kristen Holland Shear
Kristen.hollandshear@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Love handles repurposed for breast reconstruction in women without enough belly fat
2. Compex , Leaders in Electronic Muscle Stimulators, Sponsors the Jelly Belly Cycling Team Presented by Kenda
3. Global Belly Laugh Day, January 24, Celebrate the Great Gift of Laughter
4. Press invitation, conference: Is medical ethics really in the best interest of the patient?
5. 'What Women Really Want In Bed' Is A Man's Guide To Giving Her The Sex She Wants
6. Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk
7. Voucher Site Savoo.co.uk Reveals What Mum's Really Want This Mother's Day
8. Mountain Home 'Doing the Right Thing Really is the Best Business Approach'
9. Power Really May Lead to Moral Hypocrisy
10. Really Big Coloring Books Debuts Bi-Lingual Spanish-English Line of Custom and Imprintable Coloring Books
11. Lung Cancer Increase in Women Tied to Genes, Estrogen
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 With ... have special functions of adjusting human body physiology, ... won great popularity with a variety of specific ... food in China reached RMB187.4 billion, up 12.0% ... during 2006-2013. , China's health product industry is ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... NetDimensions (AIM: NETD; OTCQX: NETDY), a global ... the opening of the 2014 Next Steps user conference ... very excited to meet up in Chicago again this ... Steps from our clients and partners, which shows how ... look forward to some very engaging and fun days ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Researchers say patients with ... least likely to have good outcomes with chemotherapy treatment. ... findings. Click here to read it now. ... Levine Cancer Institute in North Carolina analyzed 30 published ... the 137 patients with sarcomatoid mesothelioma had ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 There’s something changing ... girls of all ages an all-natural option for ... by women, for women, announces the launch of ... to relieve the symptoms commonly associated with ... , As a lifelong health enthusiast and ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... September 17, 2014 Request A Test ... testing, is offering 10% off drug testing through ... all drug tests, including those ordered by employers for workplace ... advantage of this discount by using promo code DRUG10 when ... in positives on workplace drug testing, especially for marijuana or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:China Health Food Industry Report 2014-2017 Now Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 2Health News:China Health Food Industry Report 2014-2017 Now Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 3Health News:China Health Food Industry Report 2014-2017 Now Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 4Health News:NetDimensions Next Steps User Conference in North America Opens Today with Record Attendance 2Health News:NetDimensions Next Steps User Conference in North America Opens Today with Record Attendance 3Health News:Doctors Find Lower Treatment Response in Those with Rare Type of Mesothelioma, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Girl Uninterrupted® Debuts New Look for All-Natural, PMS-Relief Supplement, Launching Today 2Health News:Girl Uninterrupted® Debuts New Look for All-Natural, PMS-Relief Supplement, Launching Today 3Health News:Girl Uninterrupted® Debuts New Look for All-Natural, PMS-Relief Supplement, Launching Today 4Health News:Request A Test Can Save You 10% on Drug Testing 2Health News:Request A Test Can Save You 10% on Drug Testing 3
... Jeff Klein Renowned for IVF Success, NEWBURGH, ... clinical affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital, is ... region with the addition of,Reproductive Endocrinologist Jeffrey Klein, ... medical director of the Westchester division of,Reproductive Medicine ...
... PITTSBURGH and PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 12 ... Maintenance,Management Systems (CMMS) for the healthcare industry and ... approaches to improving,patient care, announce the availability of ... and recall alert applications., This new ...
... air purifier,delivers cleaner and healthier air. It effectively ... pollutants that affect us every day at work ... value through the unbeatable,combination of consumer benefits., ... and Ozone Cause Severe Health Problems, Millions ...
... University of Warwick has uncovered exactly how the bacterium ... The same research could also open up MRSA to ... designer antibiotics to use against a range of other ... fatal pneumonia infections a year in children. In the ...
... . , Quebec City, March 12, 2008A research ... identified genetic markers that allow the selection of eggs ... after in vitro fertilization (IVF). This finding could both ... diminish the risk of multiple pregnancies. The details of ...
... 12, 2008 AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) announced today that ... III studies for vandetanib, the companys investigational, once-daily oral ... lung cancer (NSCLC). The two studies ZODIAC (ZACTIMA ... and ZEAL (ZACTIMA Efficacy with Alimta in Lung cancer) ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:SLCH Brings Infertility Specialist to Region 2Health News:Four Rivers Software Systems and ECRI Institute Announce New, Real-Time Interfaces to Improve Inventory Management and Patient Safety Alert and Recall Tracking 2Health News:Four Rivers Software Systems and ECRI Institute Announce New, Real-Time Interfaces to Improve Inventory Management and Patient Safety Alert and Recall Tracking 3Health News:LightAir Cleans the Air From the Smallest and Most Dangerous Particles Without Generating Ozone 2Health News:Research could put penicillin back in battle against antibiotic resistant bugs that kill millions 2Health News:Researchers develop a method to select eggs with the best chance of leading to successful pregnancy 2Health News:Enrollment completed in 2 pivotal phase III studies of the investigational cancer drug vandetanib 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... Pa. , Sept. 17, 2014  Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, ... company, today confirmed that Auxilium has received an unsolicited, ... ENDP ) to acquire all of the outstanding shares ... per share in cash and Endo stock, subject to ... the unsolicited, non-binding proposal that Auxilium received from Endo ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Massachusetts , 17 settembre 2014 ... annunciato oggi il lancio in Europa del Tomcat, ... Tomcat è una piattaforma multifunzionale completamente automatizzata, progettata ... le inefficienze ed i rischi di errore legati ... automazione dello strumento Tomcat di Hologic riduce il ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... 3SBio Inc., ("3SBio") a leading biotechnology ... focusing on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical ... an exclusive license agreement with JenKem Technology Co., ... in Mainland China of PEG-irinotecan, a long-acting polymer-drug ... over-expressed in many solid tumors, including colorectal, ovarian, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Auxilium Responds To Unsolicited Proposal From Endo International 2Auxilium Responds To Unsolicited Proposal From Endo International 3Auxilium Responds To Unsolicited Proposal From Endo International 4Auxilium Responds To Unsolicited Proposal From Endo International 5Auxilium Responds To Unsolicited Proposal From Endo International 6Auxilium Responds To Unsolicited Proposal From Endo International 7Hologic annuncia il lancio dello strumento preanalitico Tomcat in Europa 2Hologic annuncia il lancio dello strumento preanalitico Tomcat in Europa 33SBio Inc. obtains exclusive licenses to develop and market JenKem's PEG-Irinotecan in China 23SBio Inc. obtains exclusive licenses to develop and market JenKem's PEG-Irinotecan in China 33SBio Inc. obtains exclusive licenses to develop and market JenKem's PEG-Irinotecan in China 43SBio Inc. obtains exclusive licenses to develop and market JenKem's PEG-Irinotecan in China 5
... GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK ) confirmed today that a joint ... allow Avandia to remain on the market. Committee members voted for recommendations ... label with additional warnings and restrictions (20) to withdrawal from the U.S. ... , ...
... Services announced today  that the American Board of Radiology (ABR) has qualified ... therapy--as a Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) for the purpose of Maintenance of ... , With ... audit of their beam data through the use of a web portal: ...
Cached Medicine Technology:GlaxoSmithKline Statement in Response to FDA Advisory Committees' Vote on Safety of Avandia® (rosiglitazone) 2GlaxoSmithKline Statement in Response to FDA Advisory Committees' Vote on Safety of Avandia® (rosiglitazone) 3GlaxoSmithKline Statement in Response to FDA Advisory Committees' Vote on Safety of Avandia® (rosiglitazone) 4eDataAudit Receives Approval from the American Board of Radiology 2
... Multifunctional instrumentation, capable of ... tissue by means of ultra-sonic ... on organs, and, in particular, ... advantages of tissue-selection and non-traumatic ...
... expect from the long-established Selector Ultrasonic ... integrated circuitry and the small, ergonomic ... surgical techniques, ultrasonic surgery selectively dissects ... as nerves and blood vessels relatively ...
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Deflected large type, opening width 7.0 mm and length 5 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Deflected large type, opening width 9.0 mm and length 7.5 mm....
Medicine Products: