Big Research Questions

What keeps me up at night – my big research questions:

  1. What causes us to gain weight?
  2. When two people are in the same environment, why does one person gain a lot of weight and another very little?
  3. So our genes determine our weight and our obesity risk, but can we turn down our genetic risk? What is this epigenetics about and how does it operate?
  4. What is the best way to lose weight? How does this improve our health? How do we keep the weight off?
  5. What are the genetic codes that regulate adipose tissue and its function?
  6. Why do some people get diabetes, when others don’t?
  7. Why is the gut flora important in metabolism and our health?
  8. How can what we eat to change our immune system and our gut flora?

Read some of my obesity and diabetes articles here.