IFB-research

20. March 2015

Adipose tissue endangers physical and mental health

The adipose tissue in people with severe overweight (adiposity or obesity) is more than an energy reservoir. It affects metabolism, immune defense, and even the individual’s psyche. Here certain signaling transmitters of the immune system (cytokines) play a decisive role.

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13. February 2015

More genes identified that affect weight and stature

In addition to the 41 known locations on the human genome that are associated with the body mass index (BMI), another 56 gene loci have been found. This is the result of the so far largest international genome-wide association study (GWA) with over 339,000 people realized by the GIANT consortium.*

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