I almost had a heart attack today (no pun intended) when I read that President Obama was joking about his cholesterol. “I don’t want any lectures about my cholesterol,” he said, according to the pool report. If President Obama needs inspiration to cut his cholesterol and push away that fried chicken the next time he [...]
In chapter 18 of a book by Stefano Bertozzi referenced by famous health economist Robert H. Topel in his article in the Journal of Political Economy, several insightful comments about HIV research funding and needs for prevention in the face of a rapidly increasing HIV infection rate are highlighted. The points made by Bertozzi et [...]
Obesity and Ordinary Weight Gain Linked To Guess What? Not Simply Junk Food But A Gene Called Niemann Pick Type C.
The first genetic map of obesity has been constructed using DNA microarray technology and guess what gene obesity is linked to? The Niemann Pick Type C gene on Chromosome 18 that is mutated in Addi and Cassi and which is causing their deadly cholesterol metabolism disorder. I have now found out that the NPC gene [...]