genetic predisposition

Peaches, plums put obesity, diabetes on the run


June 19th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Peaches and plums have bioactive compounds that can fight off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, says a new study. The study showed that the compounds in ... Read more...

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Stroke risk much higher if sibling had stroke


April 11th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, April 11 (IANS) If your sibling of either sex had a stroke, you may be atleast 60 percent more likely to have one too, says a finding from a ... Read more...

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5,000-year-old iceman too suffered from hardening arteries


February 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 29 (IANS) Scientists have decoded how Ötzi, the 5,000-year-old ice mummy, suffered from hardening of arteries and was genetically prone to cardiovascular diseases.Surprisingly, in his lifetime, Ötzi ... Read more...

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Chinese scientists make headway in leprosy prevention


January 30th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 30 (IANS) Chinese scientists have claimed to have identified 10 susceptibility genes for leprosy to date, a finding that will help identify high-risk individuals and aid in the ... Read more...

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Promising new way to lower cholesterol production


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a promising new way to inhibit cholesterol production in the body, one that may yield treatments as effective as existing medications but with fewer side-effects.A ... Read more...

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Genetic predisposition for breast, kidney cancers discovered


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have revealed multiple genetic discoveries that may permit easier diagnosis and disease management for Cowden syndrome patients who are predisposed to breast and kidney cancer.The research, ... Read more...

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Same gene linked to Alzheimer’s and heart attacks


December 10th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study has found that Alzheimer's disease and heart attacks share common genetic basis.It may pave way for the first genetic test on developing the risk of ... Read more...

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Kids with autism have distinctive patterns of brain activity


November 16th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers have identified a distinct pattern of brain activity that may characterize the genetic vulnerability to developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD).The new brain-imaging study by Yale School ... Read more...

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Fearless kids less kind


November 14th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Pre-school kids who are fearless also show less kindness and more aggressiveness towards peers, a new study says. "The result of this study shows that fearless behaviour ... Read more...

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Preschool kids who are fearless more aggressive towards peers


November 9th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): Kindergarten kids who demonstrate fearless behaviour are likely to be less empathic and more aggressive towards their peers."The results of this study show that fearless behaviour in children ... Read more...

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Knowing genetic makeup can make you more receptive to lifestyle changes


November 6th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 06 (ANI): A small dose of your genetic information is likely to make you more sensitive towards weight loss and exercise, reveals a new study.David Kaufman of the Genetics and ... Read more...

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Heart patients better off eating a KFC Double Down than one egg yolk!


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Consuming one egg yolk can increase chances of vascular diseases much more than eating a Double Down from Kentucky Fried Chicken, says a new study.An egg yolk, depending ... Read more...

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Genes explain why some people are Left wing


October 29th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) A 'liberal gene' literally imparts the radical tinge that makes one open to new ideas, alternative lifestyles and Left wing politics, says a study.The 'liberal gene' is a ... Read more...

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Study on insulin-creating cell may lead to better diabetes treatment


October 29th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that beta cells-responsible for making insulin in the human body-do not replicate after the age of 30, indicating that scientists are closer to ... Read more...

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Scientists Claim to Have Found ‘Liberal Gene’


October 29th, 2010 - 1:12 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to new research, it is possible that genetics may play a part in how a person leans politically.A study, led by scientists at the University of San ... Read more...

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Gene that predisposes some people to have liberal outlook found


October 28th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study has raised the possibility that taking a liberal stand in politics might be the result of carrying a certain gene.The study from the University of ... Read more...

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Vigilance against skin cancer may lead to vitamin D deficiency


October 19th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new study has suggested that vigilance against skin cancer can cause vitamin D deficiency.Patients with basal cell nevus syndrome-which might lead to non-melanoma skin cancers-are at a ... Read more...

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Four cups of coffee a day keeps gout from women at bay


September 10th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Imbibing four cups of coffee a day can more than halve the risk of gout in women, finds a recent study. Researchers found those drinking that amount or more ... Read more...

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Obesity is avoidable even if it runs in the family: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): Blaming your genes for those extra pounds? Well, you might not be able to use that as an excuse anymore, for scientists have revealed that even people with ... Read more...

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Gene related to chronic pain discovered


August 6th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 06 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a gene, which is linked with susceptibility to chronic pain caused by nerve injury in humans.Darvasi and an international ... Read more...

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King Tut died from sickle-cell disease, not malaria: Experts


June 26th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): King Tutankhamun's death was a result of sickle-cell disease, and not malaria - according to experts.A team from Hamburg's Bernhard Noct Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNI) claims that ... Read more...

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How genetic ‘chips’ could improve heart disease treatments


June 25th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Leicester are trying to identify new genes and molecules responsible for coronary artery disease, which could in turn help develop new diagnostic and ... Read more...

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Religious teens less likely to develop problems with alcohol use


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Religiosity can moderate genetic effects on problem alcohol use during adolescence, says a new study.The heritability of an alcohol-related phenotype (measurable and/or observable traits or behaviours) depends upon ... Read more...

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Why some people find it harder to give up salt


June 17th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Struggling to cut salt out of your diet? Well, blame your genes then, says a new study.Scientists suggest that some people are genetically predisposed to have a harder ... Read more...

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Genetic ‘chips’ to help identify genes, molecules behind CAD


June 14th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) In an attempt to identify new genes and molecules responsible for coronary artery disease (CAD), researchers will use state-of-the-art genetic techniques to examine DNA from over 20,000 heart ... Read more...

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Premature birth risk ‘genetic’


May 25th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Premature birth risk is genetic, according to a group of researchers.In the University of Aberdeen study, which was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology journal, boffins found that early ... Read more...

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Diabetes in your genes makes obesity inevitable


May 11th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Healthy people with a genetic predisposition to Type 2 diabetes gain more weight overeating over the short term than their non-genetically-prone counterparts, say researchers.In a 28-day study undertaken ... Read more...

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Depressed kids prefer intense taste of sweetness


February 11th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Blame both family history of alcoholism and a child's own reports of depression for his or her response to intense sweet taste, says new research. "We know that ... Read more...

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Cell phone exposure may reverse Alzheimer’s


January 7th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) A cell phone, much maligned for its radiations that might cause cancer, actually protects or even reverses Alzhemier's, says a new study. "It surprised us to find that ... Read more...

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Mammography could increase breast cancer threat for high-risk women


December 1st, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Researchers have found that low dose radiation from annual mammography screening may increase breast cancer risk in women with genetic or familial predisposition to breast cancer.The research suggested ... Read more...

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Baked or boiled fish more healthy for heart than fried fish


November 18th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Baked or boiled fish is a better source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than fried, salted or dried fish, according to a new study.And adding low-sodium soy sauce ... Read more...

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Restless legs syndrome more prevalent in non-African-American women


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): Restless legs syndrome (RLS), a sleep disorder characterized by the strong urge to move the legs, is more prevalent in non-African-American women, a new study has found.Ammar Alkhazna, ... Read more...

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Genes that drive people to drink identified


October 27th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Genetic make up may predispose a person to indulge in booze more but may not raise one's genetic risk for alcoholism, says a new study.Published in the open ... Read more...

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Cardiovascular disease ‘ups hip fracture risk’


October 21st, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A diagnosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is associated with a significantly increased risk of subsequent hip fracture, and there may be a genetic predisposition to both conditions, according ... Read more...

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Gene variant linked to glaucoma identified


September 22nd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Researchers have discovered gene variants for glaucoma.The international team, led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the National Eye Institute, claims ... Read more...

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