Navigation Links
Genetic variation linked to sugary food
Date:5/13/2008

lation, the study participants used a questionnaire that asked about the foods and beverages typically consumed during a one month period.

Blood was drawn from each participant, and their DNA extracted. The researchers examined the genotype distribution and compared the food intake data each participant provided between individuals with the variation and those without the variation in GLUT2. The DNA samples that carried the variation in GLUT2 were associated with consuming more sugars in both populations studied.

Findings

The results of the study showed that a genetic variation of GLUT2 is associated with differences in the habitual consumption of sugars both within and between two distinct populations. Specifically:

  • those individuals with the GLUT2 variation consistently consumed more sugars (sucrose (table sugar)), fructose (simple sugar such as corn syrup) and glucose (carbohydrates), regardless of age or sex.

  • the two sets of food records from the older group showed that the older individuals with the variation consumed more sugars than their non-variant older counterparts (112 9 vs. 864 grams of sugar per day and 1118 vs. 82 4 grams per day).

  • the individuals in the younger population who carried the variant were found to consume more sweetened beverages (0.490.05 vs. 0.340.02 servings per day) and more sweets (1.450.10 vs. 1.080.05 servings per day) than their non-variant counterparts.

  • there were no differences in the amount of protein, fat, starch or alcohol that was consumed by those either with or without the variant.

Conclusions

According to Dr. El-Sohemy, the studys senior researcher, We have found that a variation in the GLUT2 gene is associated with a higher intake of sugars among different populations. These findings may help explain some of the individual variations in peoples preference for sugary foods. Its especially important
'/>"/>

Contact: Donna Krupa
DKrupa@the-aps.org
301-634-7209
American Physiological Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Scientists dig deeper into the genetics of schizophrenia by evaluating microRNAs
2. Genetic tag team keeps cells on cycle
3. The cooperative view: New evidence suggests a symbiogenetic origin for the centrosome
4. Second genetic link to weight and obesity
5. Genetic breakthrough explains dangerously high blood glucose levels
6. Epigenetic research uncovers new targets for modification enzymes
7. Mapping the genetic locus for triglycerides
8. Genetic sequencing of protein from T. rex bone confirms dinosaurs link to birds
9. American College of Medical Genetics makes genetic testing recommendations in new policy statement
10. Scientists clarify a mechanism of epigenetic inheritance
11. Genetic variant mimics effect of heart failure medications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/18/2015)...  Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD ) today announced that ... invited investors to participate via webcast. , Cowen and ... Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11.20 a.m. Eastern Time ... Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10.25 a.m. Eastern ... webcasts for these events, please visit Cepheid,s website at ...
(Date:2/12/2015)... 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, ... for DISTRIBUTED METHOD AND SYSTEM TO IMPROVE ... further establishes NXT-ID,s position in the emerging "Internet of ... ability for multiple devices to collaborate with one another ...
(Date:2/9/2015)...  Lintec of America recently announced an exclusive license ... macrostructures, including sheets, yarns and ribbons, developed at the ... the vast industrial resources of the global Lintec Group, ... of America is forming the Nano-Science and Technology Center ... on scaling up the manufacturing and commercialization of nano ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Cepheid to Webcast Upcoming Financial Presentations 2NXT-ID Patents Collaborative Services to Enable the "Internet of Things" 2NXT-ID Patents Collaborative Services to Enable the "Internet of Things" 3Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 2Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 3Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 4
... Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and ... now developed a mathematical model which could significantly improve ... the future, this kind of algorithms which imitate brain ... them. Many people will have personal experience of ...
... cells for replication and production of virus progeny. Thus ... induces therapy resistance. New improved therapies attempt to targets ... The team led by Professor Dr. Ralf Bartenschlager, ... Hygiene Institute of Heidelberg University Hospital, has identified a ...
... at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an analytical technique ... complex disease syndromes such as diabetes, asthma and cancer, ... , Rather than searching one at a time for ... as in most conventional approaches, the Carnegie Mellon ...
Cached Biology News:Doing what the brain does -- how computers learn to listen 2Doing what the brain does -- how computers learn to listen 3New strategy for inhibiting virus replication 2Carnegie Mellon develops innovative method to detect genetic causes of complex diseases 2
(Date:2/26/2015)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 ... organizing an online demonstration to support life extension technologies ... to 8pm UTC, Universal Coordinated Time, on March 21st ... around the world. , Eric Schulke, Founder of ... we must act with urgency. The Movement for Indefinite ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... BioEnterprise today announced that Northeast Ohio ... in growth funding during the past 13 years.  Funding ... – including the Ohio Third Frontier - and federal ... raised in the past five years. ... BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital  Report.   ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... February 26, 2015 RURO, Inc., a ... FreezerPro® version 6.2 – the latest update to the ... is that of a quick and easy method to ... the latest version, RURO engineering has enhanced the system’s ... move large amounts of sample records. , "FreezerPro ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Calif. , Feb. 26, 2015 ... Gold Partner status in Oracle PartnerNetwork. In attaining Gold ... its commitment to establish Oracle-related knowledge in delivering Ceres, ... challenges of joint customers. Originally developed for ... to rapidly zoom in and out of massive amounts ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Indefinite Life Extension Activists Organize Online Demonstration 2Indefinite Life Extension Activists Organize Online Demonstration 3More Than $2 Billion Invested in Northeast Ohio Bioscience Start-Up Companies Since 2002 2More Than $2 Billion Invested in Northeast Ohio Bioscience Start-Up Companies Since 2002 3More Than $2 Billion Invested in Northeast Ohio Bioscience Start-Up Companies Since 2002 4RURO Releases FreezerPro® version 6.2 2Ceres Becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Level Partner 2Ceres Becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Level Partner 3Ceres Becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Level Partner 4
... Oct. 25 Cellectis (Alternext: ALCLS), the French genome ... and Application (CiRA) of Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, have ... to combine Cellectis, genome engineering technologies with CiRA,s induced ... characteristics of iPS cells for use as cellular tools. ...
... Oct. 22 Trius Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSRX ... at Trius Therapeutics, will present "Innovative Antibacterial Drugs by Design; ... event taking place on October 26, 2010 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. ... available at http://sdbn.org/october . About ...
... Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... for medical applications and revolutionary bone graft material, today ... M. Wickwire, a distinguished Washington, D.C. based attorney and ... & Carparelli, to its Board of Directors.  Effective immediately, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cellectis and the Center for iPS Cells Research and Application Enter Collaboration 2Cellectis and the Center for iPS Cells Research and Application Enter Collaboration 3Bacterin International Reconstitutes Its Board of Directors and Appoints Experienced Legal and Financial Professionals 2Bacterin International Reconstitutes Its Board of Directors and Appoints Experienced Legal and Financial Professionals 3Bacterin International Reconstitutes Its Board of Directors and Appoints Experienced Legal and Financial Professionals 4
... utilize the membrane-permeant ester forms (CCF2-AM ... fluorescent beta-lactamase substrates, CCF2 and CCF4. ... cell, where cleavage by endogeneous cytoplasmic ... negatively charged forms, thereby trapping them ...
...
Homogenizing Solution, 18ml Proteinase K - [50ug/l] 75 l...
...
Biology Products: