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Eating disorders are hereditary

... done in the University of Pittsburgh reveals that heredity has a central role in the trigger of bulimia and eating disorders. Michael Strober, supervisor of the research explains that "the genetic influences play an important role in determining the susceptibility to get the illness". During the research t...

Crooked teeth may be due to evolution and overcooked meals

...other animals, especially those that eat flesh. If heredity and evolution have played a role in influencing the dental pattern of the human species, it is the food habits of today that is causing more damage. Most people who seek dental advice for malformed dental structure are often those who avoid eating fi...

New technology to decipher neural connections dealing with heredity and environment

...ists in understanding the role played by nature or heredity on nurture or environment. The computer model can also conduct a battery of tests to find out any injuries to the frontal lobe of the brain. With simulation of a frontal lob injury, the computer model can also be able to predict the kind of behavio...

Genes responsible for cancer in women associated with increased cancer risk in men

...ing strategies and an understanding of the role of heredity in the development of cancer in either sex, which could pave way for better treatment options regarding the same....

Female Twins Have More To Share Than Just The Similarity: Risk Of Early Menopause

... to address the questions regarding the associated heredity and environmental factors. Studies directed towards identifying molecular basis for the differences between twins would probably pave way for predicting the size of the egg pool and determining the age of menopause in the years to come....

Alzheimer’s: Blame it On the Genes; Lifestyle changes the only Saving Grac

...ere one or both had Alzheimer’s, it was found that heredity factors contributed as one of the major risks of A...t a foregone conclusion, yet it points a finger to heredity that predisposes a person to be struck by Alzheimer’s. Thomas Perls, a geriatrician at the Boston Un...

Adding more fiber in the diet can offset hemorrhoids.

...ves, and straining during bowel movements. Age and heredity can also contribute to the onset of hemorrhoids. Symptoms include bleeding during bowel movements, itching, and painful bumps around the anus. Dietary changes -- adding plenty of fiber in the form of fruits, vegetables and whole grains -- are recom...

Dairy Intake Relates With Twins Birth – Research Find

... have resulted. Some say it may even be related to heredity or environmental factors - Steinman added. IVF, breast feeding practice may all have a role to play in the delivery of twin babies and it seem to have more complication related to health concerns. Thus, Steinman advice women’s to have soy or orga...

Developing Countries Undertake Cataloguing of Human Mutations

... studied the genes of a family who suffered from a heredity eye disease, which led to their becoming gradually blind. Ramesar's team traced the gene defect down to an enzyme Carbonic Anhydrase. It turned out there was a drug on the market that targeted this enzyme. Now family members use that drug, successf...

Gene That Causes Atrial Fibrillation Identified

....// 'The discovery underscores the significance of heredity in susceptibility to atrial fibrillation,' explains Timothy M. Olson, M.D., director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. 'Identification of a new molecular basis for atrial fibrillation provides a critical step toward individual...

Personal Growth and Success Dependent on Prenatal Health

...ey distinction for policy purposes is that whereas heredity is immutable, congenital characteristics are mediated by the prenatal environment. This strongly suggests that economic outcomes are malleable in a way not widely recognized and therefore subject to improvement," explains Douglas Almond (Columbia Uni...

Border Security Force Troopers Turn To Yoga

...es. BSF personnel often complain of hypertension, heredity diabetes and other psycho-physical complications due to the nature of their job, which is to guard the country's land borders. After introducing yoga to personnel in the Tripura area, the troopers started winning medals in the all India BSF athletic...

Take Heart If Your Parents Died at a Ripe Old Age: Framingham Heart Study

... While other research has connected longevity to heredity this multigenerational study has showed that having fewer risk factors for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Americans, is an advantage that lasts. The Framingham Heart Study has followed generations of residents since 1948 to ...

Researchers Identify New Genetic Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

...and lack of exercise, doctors have long known that heredity plays a significant role in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. People who have a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes face a 3.5-times greater risk than people without a family history of the disease. However, researchers have only recently be...

Now Kidney Stones can Be Healed With Low-cost Laser Technology

...tries who get kidney stones. It is also related to heredity and day-to-day food habits," Ghose added....

X-ray Mammography Aids in Breast Cancer Detection

.... While the causes of breast cancer are unknown, heredity has been identified as one risk factor. The authors write that about 50 percent of breast cancers associated with genetic risk factors are linked to a mutation of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Women with multiple relatives who developed breast or ovar...

Low Income Family Adolescents Suffer Migraine

...nswered the questionnaire. It is well known that heredity strongly influences whether someone will develop migraine headaches. So when this study looked at teens whose parents suffered from migraines, the prevalence of teens suffering one or more migraines in the previous year was nearly the same in lower v...

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