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What is the relationship between genetics and behavioral eating habits?

What is the relationship between genetics and behavioral eating habits?

Non-mendelian: The genetics of behavior and in particular behavioral eating falls under the category of complex genetics where there are multiple genes contributing. Unlike many heritable conditions, a single gene is not associated with a specific eating habit. There are conditions like prader-willi syndrome where the eating habit has a more direct genetic link. For most, there is not a direct link. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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What is the relationship between CAD and genetics?

What is the relationship between CAD and genetics?

Complicated: Heart disease is common, and family history is useful. Need more information for a more detailed answer. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between mthfr double aa genetic defects and depression or mania?

Is there any relationship between mthfr double aa genetic defects and depression or mania?

Maybe: Mthfr is responsible for the production of the enzyme responsible for converting folate (folic acid) to l-methylfolate (folic acid), an important constituent in the synthesis of some neurotransmitters relevant to depression. Mutations in mthfr could lead to reduced amounts of l-methylfolate (folic acid). This discovery has led to the use of deplin (l-methylfolate (folic acid)) for the treatment of depression, but it's just one of many factors. ...Read more

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Is there a genetics connection von hippel-lindau disease?

Is there a genetics connection von hippel-lindau disease?

Von Hippel-Lindau: Von hippel-lindau syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by the formation of tumors and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) in many different parts of the body. Tumors may be either noncancerous or cancerous and usually appear during young adulthood; however, the signs and symptoms of von hippel-lindau syndrome can occur throughout life. ...Read more

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They say my adflne is caused by a genetic alteration and maybe there's a connection with asperger, since the tests prove I have the symptoms. Correct?

They say my adflne is caused by a genetic alteration and maybe there's a connection with asperger, since the tests prove I have the symptoms. Correct?

Unclear: I hadn't heard of or seen that before, so i googled those letters: adflne and didn't come up with anything. Sorry. It may be a genetic marker, of which there are many different ones. Maybe a medical geneticist would know? Also, there really is not much that can actually be done to change the genes we have. Have you read: asperger syndrome by tony attwood? I think it's excellent. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child to be born with autism without any familial genetic connection?

Is it possible for a child to be born with autism without any familial genetic connection?

Yes: See the website mindinstitute.Org. Epigenetic influences like certain viruses & toxins can change the function of fetal genes without changing gene structure. In some instances this causes the set-up for autism. One human study correlates with animal studies. Moms who had fever for a week or more with the flu/other virus had a 3x higher risk of having a child with autism. More studies are needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is my habit of picking scabs a genetic disorder, and how much is just weakness?

Can you tell me how is my habit of picking scabs a genetic disorder, and how much is just weakness?

Non-genetic: this problem is a behavioral problem, perhaps a minor obsessive-compulsive habit, for which Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be helpful. One is called Habit Reversal Training (HRT). If it is causing scarring, I suggest consult with a psychologist familiar with CBT. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the genetic connection for breast cancer?

I need to know what is the genetic connection for breast cancer?

There can be.: Heredity plays a role in about 5% to 10% of patients with breast cancer. This is a good basic article: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-risk-factors. ...Read more

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Hello doc is there is any way for any human can be diabetic type 1 without genetic connection?and can using insulin for non-diabetic make u diabetic?

Hello doc is there is any way for any human can be diabetic type 1 without genetic connection?and can using insulin for non-diabetic make u diabetic?

Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes is the result of an autoimmune attack against the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. There is a genetic predisposition towards this autoimmunity, but not everyone who gets type 1 diabetes has this distribution. Diabetes is not contagious and you will not get diabetes from using someone else's insulin. ...Read more

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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more