Obesity & more

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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29. January 2015

Typical behaviors of obese people?

Can eating become an addiction? There seem to be some parallels. The human brain of persons with obesity and persons with an addiction show an increased activity in specific brain areas as reaction to food or drug stimuli respectively.

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13. October 2014

IFB scientist wins research fellowship in Stockholm

In September 2014, Isabel Wagner received a very competitive grant from the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) for her obesity research at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The 31 year old scientist works in the Swedish capital since October 2013.

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