Originally Posted by JohnP
Fromt the article...
"This work opens up new avenues to explore the genetics of common childhood obesity," said Grant. "Much work remains to be done, but these findings may ultimately be useful in helping to design future preventive interventions and treatments for children, based on their individual genomes."
We can make a lot of money once we develop drugs we can sell.
Nah. I write scientific abstracts, manuscripts, grant proposals etc. all the time, and that's exactly how we often phrase things in a conclusion. Findings are promising, more work to do, potential practical utility in the future, etc. And I do human identification research for the DoD. These guys are from a hospital, and the paper was published in Nature Genetics (a prestigious journal); I'd guess they're just researchers, and the hospital is trying to promote itself with this article. Our public affairs officer *loves* when we're interviewed for a news piece - keeping up a good image for the organization is his job.
imnotperfect24, you should go and read the original paper.
Began weight loss ~ January 18, 2011 at 280 lbs
Met original goal ~ Normal BMI (147 lbs) on March 8, 2012 Goal story and photos
Met revised goal ~ 135 lbs on May 12, 2012
Pregnancy May 2012 - January 2013
Post-preg weight loss ~ January 2013 - July 2014
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