Tag: zoltán kutalik group

  • Fat, a personal affair

    Thirteen percent of the world's population suffers from obesity. Obesity is a particularly complex multi-factor disease, and the direct cause of common conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, making it a major health issue.

  • New discoveries on the impact of lifestyle factors & genetic markers on our lifespan

    "Longevity is of interest to us all" this is how Zoltán Kutalik, Group Leader at SIB and Biostatistician at the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) begins his publication in Nature Communications.

  • The 16 genetic markers that can cut a life story short

    The answer to how long each of us will live is partly encoded in our genome. Researchers have identified 16 genetic markers associated with a decreased lifespan, including 14 new to science.

  • Why am I shorter than you?

    The answer to that question lies to some extent in our diet and environment, but mostly in our DNA (80%). Combining genome-wide association methods and an unmatched dataset of more than 700,000 participants, a recent study narrowed down the set of...

  • Zoltán Kutalik's group

    What we do In the Statistical Genetics Group, we are interested in the development of statistical methodologies in order to decipher the genetic architecture of complex human traits related to obesity. To do this, we efficiently combine...