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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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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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I have a genetic tendency towards acne. I'm sixteen. I'm seeing a dermatologist, but how can I make myself stop these bad habits?

?: Not sure being 16 is a bad habit except for you parents. Mostly do not pick or scrub and follw the derm advice. Until you out grow it you have to control it. ...Read more

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Are bow legs and "knock" knees genetic or just the result of poor dietary habits?

They could be normal: Most children are born bowlegged and remain that way until about age two or three. At that point, they develop the knock kneed configuration, which persists until about age six. Bowleg can be caused by rickets blount's disease, trauma a fracture healing incorrectly, and genetic bone growth abnormalities.Knock knees usually develops as part of normal growth, but it may also be due to a disease ...Read more

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I have a love-hate relationship with food. I hate eating because of my body, but I can't stop it! Can you please help?

I have a love-hate relationship with food. I hate eating because of my body, but I can't stop it! Can you please help?

Yes: There are many behavioral programs available to help with problematic eating behaviors. Talk to your doctor to find out how you can get help. You may also have a metabolic problem that can be treated medically. A physician who specializes in bariatrics is specifically equipped to deal with issues such as yours. ...Read more

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How can eating together help strengthen relationships?

How can eating together help strengthen relationships?

Families who eat: Together at least 3-4 times/week benefit in many ways. Can increase trust, communication, build healthier & stronger relationships. Parents have the opportunity to show children they are the priority. Sharing meals provides a space parents can find out find out more about children's tastes, what they like, dislike, and everyday life. Having this info helps direct their kids toward positive things. ...Read more

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Can there be unhealthy relationships with food/eating that are non anorexic/bulimic? How would they be diagnosed and addressed?

Can there be unhealthy relationships with food/eating that are non anorexic/bulimic? How would they be diagnosed and addressed?

Poor diet: You may be talking about poor food choices. Generally speaking, we all need protein, GOOD fats, and carbs. Our body needs to recognize the nutrition we take in. Additives and preservatives in food are not recognized and can cause harm. Avoid things like transfats, sugar, and artificial sweeteners. Please see nutritionist. Ask doc for a nutritional panel lab work. Peace & health. ...Read more

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I never feel like eating and it's ruining my relationship with my parents. What is wrong?

I never feel like eating and it's ruining my relationship with my parents. What is wrong?

Are you underweight?: You might have an eating disorder ; your parents may be worried about your health. I would recommend that you find out why you are never hungry ; check whether you are suffering from an eating disorder ; need therapy. Speak with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between depression and eating disorder?

What is the relationship between depression and eating disorder?

Dep and eating d/o: Although a loss of appetite can be a symptom of major depression, it does not cause anorexia nervosa or bulemia. Conversely, it is not uncommon to see depression in those dealing with an eating disorder. Antidepressants have been used in treating eating disorders to stimulate appetite or offset depressive symptoms. They do little, however, to actually treat the eating disorder. ...Read more

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Would an eating disorder cause a girl not to date a guy or be nervous about relationships?

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Would an eating disorder cause a girl not to date a guy or be nervous about relationships?

Eating DO: Sure, same as in anxiety leading to social avoidance and withdrawal due to low esteem and fear of rejection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have an eating disorder even though I'm not skinny? I'm worried about my relationship with food.

Is it possible for me to have an eating disorder even though I'm not skinny? I'm worried about my relationship with food.

Eating disorder: If concerned seek help. Seek help if food is used for satisfying emotional problems or existence of binge eating and vomiting or unrealistic fear of gaining weight despite minimal food intake ...Read more

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Is eating disorders genetic?

Is eating disorders genetic?

Nature vs Nurture: You can inherit characteristics that make you susceptible to ED or increase your risk, but you may also be observing disorder behavior & maladaptive coping skills. Example, if you are at risk for anxiety due to parent's history, you might have observed their manner of coping through the use of food. Through genetics & observed behavior you might also be diagnosed w/anxiety and/or eating disorder. ...Read more

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Are any types of eating disorders genetic?

Are any types of eating disorders genetic?

Somewhat yes: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder are thought to have a significant genetic component. The specifics are not yet understood. These conditions, are "complex" genetic conditions in which a number of genes interact with each other and the environment to result in both traits that protect and/or make one vulnerabie to the condition. ...Read more

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Are there genetic causes of eating disorders?

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Are there genetic causes of eating disorders?

Eating DO: The specific causes are unknown. It is however believed to be combination of biological (such as genetic predisposition), psychological (such as self-image distortions), &/or environmental factors (such as social isolation, early maltreatment, cultural, peer pressure). As I tell my patients, "genetics loads the gun, environment pulls the trigger". ...Read more

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Hi, I have problem with lipomas, j have a lot, over 100, it, s genetics problem. What should I change??

Hi, I have problem with lipomas, j have a lot, over 100, it, s genetics problem. What should I change??

Multiple familial: Multiple familial lipomatosis is an autosomal dominant disorder usually with generational 1st degree relatives affected. Lipomas are asymmetric and not associated with any other symptoms. If one person alone is affected it likely is a new mutation. Surgical removal for cosmetic reasons is indicated. ...Read more

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Very stressful year (s)with my health, finances, relationships... What is the least problematic/symptomatic way of cleansing the psychological clutter?

Very stressful year (s)with my health, finances, relationships... What is the least problematic/symptomatic way of cleansing the psychological clutter?

Counseling: Is at the opposite end of the spectrum from therapy. It helps one deal w/developmental phases of life, life stress, etc. You don't need a psychological diagnosis to get help via counseling. It can speed up and smooth out the process as we move through life. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are eating disorders and depression genetic?

Are eating disorders and depression genetic?

Genetics: Yes, genetics plays a significant role in both these conditions. . . But is far from the only factor. There are many environmental influences also. Also you can do much to help yourself and avoid these outcomes, even if you may have certain genetic inheritance. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship b/w epstein-barr and multifocal choroiditis?

Is there a relationship b/w epstein-barr and multifocal choroiditis?

EBV MFC: Yes. There is an association. References can be found on www. Pubmed. Com. ...Read more

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Habits (Definition)

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