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:8/29/2014)... UWDress.com, one of the most famous dress ... of 2014 floor length bridesmaid dresses . Additionally, ... items. According to the company’s marketing specialist, all its ... rate (up to 60 percent off) before September 10. ... special neckline: strapless, one-shoulder, bateau and more. The main ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... to new research presented in a Science Daily article entitled ... Misuse Among Young Adults (8/16), peer pressure should not ... comes to prescription drug abuse. Researchers from Purdue University have ... which influences misuse of prescription drugs is access to friends ... have fun with other using friends. Evidently there is not ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Healthpointe is ... G. Rodas. Dr. Rodas will be practicing out of ... As a member of Healthpointe’s orthopedic team, ... internal medicine, and board-certified in occupational medicine. , ... title as Medical Director of Raytheon, the world-class defense ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Highly regarded audiologist ... on important hearing health topics. The four reports are titled:, ... The Secrets to Hearing Aid Success , The Top ... Understanding Auditory Processing Disorder in Children , ... because there is a lot of confusion and misinformation about each ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Healthpointe Medical Group, one of Southern ... from LAXMed. The medical center is less than 2 miles ... of the 405 freeway. , The LAX clinic marks ... center is located at: 8610 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 204 ... LAX office will provide the same comprehensive services as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:2014 Floor Length Bridesmaid Dresses for Sale at UWDress.com 2Health News:Peer Pressure Irrelevant in Prescription Drug Abuse for Young Adults 2Health News:Peer Pressure Irrelevant in Prescription Drug Abuse for Young Adults 3Health News:Dr. Anthony G. Rodas Joins Healthpointe Team at LAX Office 2Health News:Charleston SC Audiologist, Dr. Mary Ann Larkin Authors Four New Special Reports on Important Hearing Healthcare Topics 2Health News:Charleston SC Audiologist, Dr. Mary Ann Larkin Authors Four New Special Reports on Important Hearing Healthcare Topics 3Health News:Healthpointe Obtains a New Medical Clinic in the LAX Area 2
... , TUESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental ... study shows. , The drug, DBZ, currently in clinical ... have side effects on the lining of the lower ... to those seen in Barrett,s esophagus, a condition that ...
... two ,good, copies slows age-linked mental decline by half, study ... variant that is good for the heart also appears to ... function and cutting the odds for Alzheimer,s disease, a study ... form of the gene, it reduces the risk of Alzheimer,s ...
... ... and Normal Lives Due to Groundbreaking Gene Therapy, , ... Cambridge, MA (Vocus) January 12, 2010 -- Genetix Pharmaceuticals, a leader ... ALD gene therapy research recently published by its collaboratiors at National Institute of Health and ...
... , WATERTOWN, Mass. , Jan. 12 ... cardiovascular system is also good for the brain, according to ... been braving cold temperatures to get in shape for the ... are encouraging others to keep in shape as well. , ...
... 5, 2010An enzyme that normally helps break down stored ... them more malignant, according to new findings by a ... has focused on the mechanisms leading to cancer formation ... says Benjamin Cravatt, chair of the Scripps Research Department ...
... , , SHENZHEN, China , ... www.htdsmedical.com ) announced that its directors have resolved that up ... sale of its MindUp division to Hiru will be distributed to ... Terry Yuan , HTDS President, said, "In our efforts to maximize ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gene Variant Could Lower Alzheimer's Risk 2Health News:Gene Variant Could Lower Alzheimer's Risk 3Health News:Genetix Pharmaceuticals' Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) Product Recognized As One of Science Magazine's Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2009 2Health News:Genetix Pharmaceuticals' Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) Product Recognized As One of Science Magazine's Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2009 3Health News:The Run for the Memory Marathon Team Getting in Shape and Fighting Alzheimer's 2Health News:The Run for the Memory Marathon Team Getting in Shape and Fighting Alzheimer's 3Health News:The Run for the Memory Marathon Team Getting in Shape and Fighting Alzheimer's 4Health News:Scripps Research scientists find cancer cells co-opt fat metabolism pathway to become more malignant 2Health News:Scripps Research scientists find cancer cells co-opt fat metabolism pathway to become more malignant 3Health News:Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) To Disperse Special One Time Hiru (HIRU) Common Stock 2Health News:Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) To Disperse Special One Time Hiru (HIRU) Common Stock 3Health News:Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) To Disperse Special One Time Hiru (HIRU) Common Stock 4
(Date:8/29/2014)... August 29, 2014 According ... Product & Services (Equipment, Reagent, Primer, Probe, Custom ... PCR, QPCR, Gene Synthesis, NGS, DNA, RNAi) - ... global Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market is expected to reach ... 2014, growing at a CAGR of 9.8% from ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets has ... Drugs Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... condition that results in demyelination, axonal transection, and neurodegeneration. ... response by the immune system, which targets neurons within ... debilitating disease in which the damage of the myelin ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... British Columbia and MENLO PARK, ... DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: DMPI) ("DelMar" "the ... fiscal year-end financial statements.  The Company recently changed its ... facilitate an application to list its common stock on ... DelMar,s financial statements as filed with the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Worth $1,712.1 Million by 2019 2Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Worth $1,712.1 Million by 2019 3Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Worth $1,712.1 Million by 2019 4Global Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical 2Global Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 4DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 5
... Phreesia, the patient check-in company, today announced that ... (EHR) software and solutions, has been named a ... practices nationwide that use both SOAPware and Phreesia ... check-in experience. The automated interface between the two ...
... QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 18, 2011 For thousands of nurses, ... the challenge of shopping for the latest in scrub fashions ... Building on the success of the 10 original stores ... now set to open in Tampa, Orlando and Miami FL; ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Phreesia and SOAPware Integrate to Improve Clinical Data and Streamline Workflow at Medical Practices 2Phreesia and SOAPware Integrate to Improve Clinical Data and Streamline Workflow at Medical Practices 3An RX for Busy Healthcare Professionals 2An RX for Busy Healthcare Professionals 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: