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Genetic risk for obesity predicts response to food cues

A study led by Dr. Gilbert-Diamond, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, found that children genetically at risk for obesity (using the well-known obesity risk polymorphism FTO rs9939609) had larger nucleus accumbens volumes and showed stronger responses to food commercials in the nucleus accumbens. PNAS  

Arsenic in infant rice products exceeds EU maximum levels

A study led by Dr. Antonio Signes-Pastor, a postdoctoral fellow in the Epidemiology Department, found arsenic levels above the European Union maximum level of .1 mg/kg in almost three-quarters of rice-based foods marketed to infants and young children in the EU. The study also found that infants’ urinary As metabolites […]

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Postdoctoral Training Opportunities

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in genetic and/or epigenetic cancer epidemiology available immediately in the Department of Epidemiology. Read More…