Monthly Archives: August 2009

obesity epidemiology

Origins of obesityThe explanations for the epidemic of obesity that is such a problem to modern man are varied and ingenious. They range from the genetic to the endocrine , amount of exercise and diet.All of these are probably based in fact. One contribution to obesity, which may be central to the problem, is the…

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Sirtuins a central regulator in life processes

This Review in Nature 30th July 2009 is a very important review for Nutritionists to appreciate. It suggests that a family of enzymes the sirtuins have a role in governing the control of both metabolism and genetics. This review looks at sirtuin biology, and the role these proteins have in various age-related diseasesThe sirtuins are…

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