I never know how to start a blog post, so let let’s just cut to the chase. Today I’m going to combine two posts because one is fairly small. There is not much news in the world of MC4r, but some results have been published regarding Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Bardet-Biedl Syndrome. Overall, patients reported clinically meaningful improvements across multiple health-related quality … Continue reading Genetics or Lifestyle: 60 minute segment sparks debate about the causes of obesity
I hope all reading this had a very merry Christmas and are looking forward to the new year! I’ve been out of touch lately and I want to post more frequently in the new year. Hopefully with more positive news such as my last post. Hopefully things continue as they have been and 2023 will shape up to be a good year for those of … Continue reading Scientists link second gene to appetite regulation in MC4r gene
Every now and then something happens and I feel the need to write about it. Last week someone said something to me in conversation that at first just passed over my head, I thought it odd but didn’t think much of it after the fact. Then it became relevant again. The story and the event leading up to this blog post is about something we … Continue reading Full sugar soda or diet? That is the question
When you’re trying to lose weight you’ll often find yourself drawn to the internet searching for ways to lose weight. Over the years I’ve searched everything from exercises to diet tips and celebrity fads to research journals. Most of it is pure bullsh*t and in my experience as someone with MC4r the only way to truly lose weight is diet and exercise – sorry folks. … Continue reading 10 Weight loss myths I foolishly fell for
While I hate to think that the genetic mutation I have could have an evolutionary benefit there is research to suggest that it does. Personally, I have a lot of negative feelings towards the MC4r gene mutation for causing my early onset obesity in childhood and ultimately making my weight loss journey tedious and exhausting – the very idea that it might have a primitive … Continue reading Does MC4r have an evolutionary benefit?
In my first post I explained MC4r deficiency in a nutshell. However, there is still so much to this gene than just brain chemistry. What I find annoying is that all the scientific research online is just that – scientific research and is so complicated to understand and follow as someone who only has a basic understanding of science. When I was studying journalism at … Continue reading Four signs and symptoms of MC4r explained without all the science jargon