Items Tagged ‘#obesity’

April 2, 2019

Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S. – testing the bugs within to maintain health, detect and treat disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

The use of microbiome testing – which analyzes the trillions of bacteria in and on the body – is on the move. It’s going from the research lab into the clinic to help guide patient care. DNA testing technologies have revolutionized researchers’ ability to identify individual bacterial strains driving disease. Now genomic testing is helping […]

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Tags: #blood sugar levels, #Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program, #diabetes, #digestive health, #glucose levels, #inflammatory bowel disease, #obesity, #personalized diet, c. difficile, center for individualized medicine, colorectal cancer, Dr. Purna Kashyap


February 8, 2019

Personalized diets: foods shaped to your lifestyle, genetics and gut

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

Have you ever wondered why some people can eat all they want and never gain weight while others exercise and watch what they eat but still can’t shed a pound? The clue may lie partly in your gut microbiome, the complex community of bacteria within the digestive tract that is genetically different in each person. […]

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Tags: #blood glucose, #diabetes, #Dr. Vivek Iyer, #obesity, #personalized diet, #personalized nutrition, #weight loss, Dr. Helena Mendes Soares, Dr. Purna Kashyap, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine


July 30, 2018

Tool of the trade: researcher applies artificial intelligence to uncover causes, risks for disease

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Some diseases, such as certain breast and colon cancers, are linked to genetic mutations passed down in families. But for many other diseases there are no direct genetic links that explain why the disease develops. That’s why Manolis Kellis, Ph.D. and his team are using artificial intelligence to uncover the hidden cause of disease. Dr. […]

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Tags: #CIMCon18, #computational genetics, #Dr. Manolis Kellis, #Dr. Tamas Ordog, #Individualizing Medicine 2018, #Massachusetts Institute of Technology, #mathematical models, #Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Epigenomics Program, #MIT Computational Biology Group, #obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, center for individualized medicine


October 10, 2017

#CIMCon17 continues with the microbiome and more

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Our microbiome – the community of trillions of bacteria in and on our bodies – and how they impact our health and disease was the focus of discussion at yesterday’s  afternoon’s plenary sessions at Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics, a conference sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. The microbiome as your […]

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Tags: #antibiotics, #CIMCon17, #Dr. David Relman, #Dr. Judy Cho, #Dr. Rob Knight, #inflammatory bowel disease, #medical resesarch, #obesity, #premature labor, #probiotics, #ulcerative colitis, bacteria


August 23, 2017

Gerstner Awardees explore individualized treatments for obesity, rare form of leukemia

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Precision medicine research has shown that one size does not fit all when it comes to medical care. Early career investigators can bring new ideas and perspectives to the search for treatments tailored to a patient’s unique needs. These are the goals of Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., and Mrinal Patnaik, M.B.B.S. – this year’s recipients […]

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Tags: #chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Andres Acosta, #Dr. Mrinal Patnaik, #Gerstner Family Career Development Award, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #leukemia, #NRAS gene, #obesity, #rare diseases, #weight loss, center for individualized medicine


July 13, 2017

Obesity: an individualized approach doubles the success rate of weight loss therapy

By Sharon Rosen sharonhrosen

Many people think if they just stick to a diet and exercise, they’ll lose weight; unfortunately, many are not successful. They wonder why they can’t lose weight even after trying many different diets, work out programs and medications. According to Andres Acosta, M.D., Ph.D., the answers, at least partially, may be in your genes. His […]

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Tags: #bariatric surgery, #CIMCon17, #Dr. Andres Acosta, #fitness, #healthy lifestyle, #Individualizing Medicine 2017, #Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, #Mayo Clinic Individualizing Medicine Clinic, #obesity, #Obesity Clinic, #personalized nutrition, #weight loss


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