Muscle Enzyme Explains Weight Gain in Middle Age

The struggle to maintain a healthy weight is a lifelong challenge for many of us. In fact, the average American packs on an extra 30 pounds from early adulthood to age 50. What's responsible for this tendency toward middle-age spread?

Are your genes making you a chocoholic?

Burgers, fries, chocolate - we know these foods are bad for our health. So why are some of us incapable of cutting them from our diets? A new study suggests that our genes may be responsible.

Obesity and asthma: Study finds a link in the genes

Morbidly obese patients who lost weight through gastric bypass surgery also saw a decrease in the activity of genes tied to asthma.

Will caffeine cause mood swings?

When you sip a steaming cappuccino or gulp your favorite soda, you consume caffeine, a central nervous system stimulant that modifies your feelings and behavior.

What leads to keloid scarring?

Keloid scars behave like benign growths, but unlike other scars, they extend beyond the original injury.

For coffee drinkers, the buzz may be in your genes

The health community can't quite agree on whether coffee is more potion or poison. Why is there so much conflicting evidence about coffee? The answer may be in our genes.

Injection could permanently lower cholesterol by changing DNA

A one-off injection could one day lower your cholesterol levels for the rest of your life.

Researchers Identify Gene for Gray Hair

The first gene identified for graying hair has been discovered by an international team of researchers.

Astaxanthin compound found to switch on the 'Longevity Gene' in mice

The Astaxanthin compound CDX-085 showed the ability to significantly increase the expression of the FOXO3 gene, which plays a proven role in longevity.

Genetics and parental rules influence adolescent drinking?

A new study of adolescent drinking has found that the interaction of specific genes and parental rules may determine whether a teen will have alcohol-related problems in the future.