Epigenetics in Dilated Cardiomyopathy – a medical student article

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Abstract: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is the most diagnosed and the one with the highest morbidity among all of the cardiomyopathies. Although it is studied that gene mutations are the main reason for the disease in this review we will pay attention to the epigenetics in DCM and mainly the Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) methylation mechanism and the results from some of the […]

Prenatal and early postnatal environment can increase obesity risk in later life

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Obesity is a rapidly increasing epidemic disease worldwide. According to the World Health Organisation, being overweight is defined as having abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or […]