Navigation Links
Study finds fat and bone mass are genetically linked
Date:3/11/2013

the Volga River for more than a thousand years. As a relatively isolated and ethnically homogeneous population, they are highly appropriate for the study of genetic effects. 1,112 participants over the age of 20 hailing from a total of 230 families were tested for variants in the osteocalcin gene. Genetic information was analyzed in connection with measurements that reflect body mass, including BMI, thickness of skin folds, reflecting the amount of fat beneath the skin and others.

"We discovered a statistically significant association between osteocalcin gene variants and measures of body mass, suggesting the involvement of this gene in body mass regulation," says Prof. Livshits. To check the reliability of their findings, they asked researchers at Tulane University in Louisiana to test the same association between genetic variants of the osteocalcin gene and body mass measurements in an extensive sample of 2,244 Americans of European background. The results revealed a very similar pattern.

Balancing treatment

Because the connection between fat and bone mass has been shown to be genetic rather than environmental, related issues can't be addressed separately, Prof. Livshits says. Bisphosphonates, for example, are effective agents for the treatment of bone mineral density loss and are therefore commonly used to treat osteoporosis. However, it is also important to know how this therapy impacts fat tissue. "After a few years of treatment that improves the bones, we don't want to discover that we have harmed the fat tissue in the process," he adds.

In parallel studies, the researchers are also investigating the FTO (fat mass and obesity-associated) gene, which has been shown to impact fat and lean body mass and is suspected to impact bone mineral density too. Their future research will explore the extent to which osteocalcin, FTO, and several other genes impact muscle mass in addition to fat and bone mass. It is important to un
'/>"/>

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New study explores link between status and health
2. Neck injuries linked to high costs for patients and spouses, reports study in Spine
3. Study: Mega Vitamins Wont Help After Heart Attack, Chelation Treatment Might
4. Niacin Wont Help, May Harm Heart Patients: Study
5. Study: Diabetic medication may protect patients from developing heart failure
6. Results released for first multicenter study of hybrid revascularization
7. Doctors Health Press Reports on German Study: Only 20% of Patients Get Colonoscopies, Important in Preventing and Diagnosing Colon Cancer
8. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study: Parents are Much More Likely to Experience Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
9. Study: HPV Genital Warts is Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infection in U.S. Military, polyDNA Recommends Gene-Eden-VIR Against the HPV Infection
10. Mayo Clinic study finds electric car does not interfere with implanted cardiac devices
11. Center For Sight Selected to Participate in Corneal Transplant Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2014)... 31, 2014 MYMOBILEUNI (MMU) strategy ... social media marketing tools access to digital, resources, ... will utilize all tools to reach and collaborate ... our multiple learning channels. , MMU, today announced ... an authoring tool that applies social networking concepts ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... Recently, BambooIndustry.com, one of the most popular suppliers of ... of bamboo veneers . Additionally, it has deiced offer ... high quality products. The promotion will last from today until ... its top quality veneers are hot in the global market. ... bamboo veneers. All these items are made according to our ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... LabDoor.com tests the purity and label accuracy ... their website, “We buy products in the same fashion ... online sites. No manufacturer-supplied samples are permitted at LabDoor.” ... LabDoor,” a recent study was performed on twenty of ... United States for Vitamin D3 content, heavy metal contamination, ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 01, 2014 Top10BestSEOHosting.com, a reliable review ... and announces that FatCow, Arvixe and Hostgator are the ... plenty of ASP.NET hosting companies in the world, but ... complicated to run a reliable ASP.NET server than running ... skills. I firmly believe that FatCow, Arvixe and Hostgator ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 01, 2014 UWDress.com, a renowned wedding ... a new range of elegant formal bridesmaid dresses ... promotion for its high quality special occasion outfits. All ... (up to 65% off). , Along with the ... free gifts. The company’s promotional formal bridesmaid outfits are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:My Mobile University Announces Global Strategic Plan and Unveils New Android App to Enhance and Impact Lives World-Wide Through Education for All as Learning Platform 2Health News:My Mobile University Announces Global Strategic Plan and Unveils New Android App to Enhance and Impact Lives World-Wide Through Education for All as Learning Platform 3Health News:High Quality Bamboo Veneers from Bambooindustry.com Receive International Attention 2Health News:#1 Rank Awarded to NutriGold’s Vitamin D3 Gold Supplement for the "Best Value" in Vitamin D 2Health News:#1 Rank Awarded to NutriGold’s Vitamin D3 Gold Supplement for the "Best Value" in Vitamin D 3Health News:#1 Rank Awarded to NutriGold’s Vitamin D3 Gold Supplement for the "Best Value" in Vitamin D 4Health News:Best ASP.NET Hosting Award for August 2014 Released By Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:Elegant Formal Bridesmaid Dresses Today Unveiled By UWDress.com 2
... University of Wisconsin-Madison Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research ... Breast cancer patients who pray in online support groups can ... many cancer patients pray in online support groups to help ... we are aware of that examines the psychological effects of ...
... to alleviate symptoms of early-stage Parkinson's disease, and may ... manage the brain disorder,// researchers said., ,A neupro ... used to study its effects on 277 people in ... patch is designed to convey a drug called ...
... a customised personal digital assistant (PDA) to dramatically ... said Thursday. ,Instead of fumbling with ... speech impairments express their needs in such everyday ... attention from an archive of commonly-used phrases and ...
... regarded as a psychological disorder. Dr Sabine Nissan from Karolinska ... Sweden. ,The researchers found out that a third ... suffer from other metabolic disorders. The study points of that ... imbalance. The patients may often be overeating due to hormonal ...
... suggests a link between a particular gene named ApoE-4 ... Neurobiology of Aging, published the results of the research. ... in causing Alzheimer’s disease. ,This research now is ... the possibility that occurrence of herpes infection earlier in ...
... may have a greater risk of getting prostate cancer, according ... families of men diagnosed with prostate cancer with other men ... cancer were related. ,The Journal of the National ... the factors responsible for prostate cancer and having more daughters ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Online Prayers Helps Cancer Patients 2Health News:Excessive Male Hormones can Cause Bulimia in Women 2Health News:Herpes Simplex and Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Single Gen 2Health News:Herpes Simplex and Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Single Gen 3Health News:Herpes Simplex and Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Single Gen 4Health News:Gender Of Children May Be Linked To Risk Of Prostate Cancer 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Opinion Leaders (KOLs) can be the difference between a ... struggle to effectively map and stratify KOL targets – ... to build the type of strong relationships upon which ... recent research, savvy pharma companies have identified internal inconsistencies ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Ore. , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... Accessory (Axilla) Strap for the SAM Junctional Tourniquet.  ... SAM Medical Products announced today ... voluntary recall to address a potential issue with ... used for the Axilla application of the SAM ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... ) prospective, multinational study on stent removability and ... strictures has been published in the August issue ... The multinational study 1 is being conducted ... removal of fully covered self-expanding metal stents (FCSEMS) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Implementing a Strategic Thought Leader Management & Engagement System 2SAM Medical Products Implements Voluntary Recall of its Accessory (Axilla) Strap for the SAM Junctional Tourniquet. 2Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 2Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 3Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 4
... COLUMBUS and ZANESVILLE, Ohio , May ... www.huntington.com ) has created a unique funding model to finance ... installation at one of the region,s largest health care providers, ... equipment finance deal will install a clinical information system ...
... YORK , May 12 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is ... Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0196569/Ophthalmic-Therapeutic-Drugs-Technologies-and-Global-Markets.html , , ... , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Huntington Financing Package Supports Major Regional Medical Center Electronic Medical Records Project 2Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 2Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 3Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 4Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 5Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 6Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 7Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 8Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 9Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 10Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 11Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 12Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 13Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 14Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 15Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 16Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 17Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 18Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 19Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 20Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 21Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 22Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 23Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 24Reportlinker Adds Ophthalmic Therapeutic Drugs: Technologies and Global Markets 25
Exactech's AcuMatch C-Series (cemented femoral stem) is designed to provide solutions to the problems which compromise both the short and long term successful outcome of cemented hip arthroplasty....
The link ribbed hip stem for cementless primary hip replacement surgery....
The cemented hip joint prosthesis system....
The Quatroloc primary hip system offers 35 primary stems to fit almost all femurs for primary hip arthroplasty....
Medicine Products: