Tag Archives: Influence

How our genes and environment influence BMI and height

Environmental conditions influence our body mass index (BMI) by increasing or decreasing the effect of inherited genetic variations, University of Queenslandresearchers have discovered. A team led by Huanwei Wang and Professor Jian Yangfrom UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience found the opposite for human height – that the genetic effects that influence it are very stable from one environment to another. The… Read More »

Research Details How Junk Food Companies Influence China’s Nutrition Policy – The New York Times

Happy 10 Minutes, a Chinese government campaign that encouraged schoolchildren to exercise for 10 minutes a day, would seem a laudable step toward improving public health in a nation struggling with alarming rates of childhood obesity. But the initiative and other official Chinese efforts that emphasized exercise as the best way to lose weight were… Read More »