Weekend Update Leave a reply Late this week but here goes: Are Telomere Tests Ready for Prime Time? Updated Genetic Score Based on 34 Confirmed Type 2 Diabetes Loci Is Associated with Diabetes Incidence and Regression to Normoglycemia in the Diabetes Prevention Program. [Diabetes. 2011] – PubMed result People who take supplements feel more invulnerable to disease and take bigger health risks Are dietary supplements working against you? Could effect large studies if supplement intake is not accounted for A must read: The genome hasn’t failed « Genomes Unzipped Great Carl Zimmer coverage of the gut bacteria story that got a lot of press last week: NYTimes: Gut Bacteria Divide People into 3 types, Scientists Say promoter methylation predict response to diet TNF-alpha and leptin promoters analyzed A post by Alex: Sweat Science » The more you run, the less your diet affects your weight (Paul Williams study of >100,000 runners) Salt lowers body temperature- but not as much in salt sensitive people- a possible new mechanism for an increase in blood pressure in those people: New study identifies possible cause of salt-induced hypertension | e! Science News Epigenetic Gene Promoter Methylation at Birth Is Associated With Child’s Later Adiposity The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science | Mother Jones 3 days after exercise, suggested to be from the delayed DOMS so probably not significant long term: Exercise intensity influences nonexercise activity thermogenesis in overweight and obese adults [Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011] – PubMed result Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.