Vietnam: What are the Prevalence of & Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?

Research Paper Title Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Vietnam: A Systematic Review. Background This systematic review examined trends in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and identified its risk factors among adults in Vietnam. Methods PubMed, Web of Science, Wiley Online Library, and Scopus databases were searched to… Read More


Genes: How Your Lifestyle Choices Could Affect Your Children…

For the first time, we have a mechanism that could explain how your lifestyle choices may impact the genes of your children and grandchildren. Mounting evidence suggests that environmental factors such as smoking, diet and stress can leave their mark on the genes of future generations. For example, girls born to Dutch women who were… Read More

Genes & the Placebo Effect: Are You Easily Pleased?

The effectiveness of placebo may depend on someone’s DNA, so writes The Economist. Give someone who is sick a sugar pill that you have told him is a powerful drug, and it will often make him feel better. Even if you tell him what it really is, he may still feel better. The placebo effect,… Read More

Motherhood, Obesity & the Elusive Fat Gene

Profile Edward Archer is a physiologist and obesity theorist at the Nutrition and Obesity Research Centre, University of Alabama at Birmingham. This essay, written by Archer, is based on his paper “The childhood obesity epidemic as a result of nongenetic evolution” (Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol 90, p 77). Article How can skinny people still exist? If we live in an environment that promotes obesity- filled with… Read More