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Not limited to nutrition alone, our database includes all types of interactions (ecogenetics) such as lifestyle, social environment, and more.


Click on any title shown below, which illustrate the broad range of interesting and potentially helpful reports relevant to health, performance, and/or well-being. Login, then "Start Your Research" on specific topics, or return here for many more examples.   Join us today.


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The association between COMT rs4680 and 5-HTTLPR genotypes and concussion history in South African rugby union players.

PAC1 receptor (ADCYAP1R1) genotype and problematic alcohol use in a sample of young women. Free

Circadian CLOCK gene polymorphisms in relation to sleep patterns and obesity in African Americans: findings from the Jackson heart study. Free

Interaction between the FTO gene, body mass index and depression: meta-analysis of 13701 individuals. Free

In this study, the commonly-reported association between the rs9939609 variant of the FTO gene and obesity was also found when combined with depression. Each copy of the variant was found to be associated with a 2.2% higher body mass index. The authors feel that this observation will be helpful in further research regarding the mechanism(s) by which obesity and depression interact.

Smoking status and gene susceptibility play important roles in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung function decline: A population-based prospective study. Free

Obesity and microbiota: an example of an intricate relationship. Free

The authors discuss how nutrition/lifestyle, intestinal microbiota and human genetics can interact to affect body mass index/obesity. Probiotics and prebiotics are also discussed.

Gene-physical activity interactions in lower extremity performance: inflammatory genes CRP, TNF-α, and LTA in community-dwelling elders.

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