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What is an individuals ideal weight and muscle mass? Can we use this for individual health guidance?

Critics of the BMI and other current methods note that these methods do not take into account a persons body type, muscle mass, sexual features (breasts), and upper limb length. I would use actual physical measurements of our population as well as surveys for sexual features to determine a realistic model of the individual ideal weight and categories of body types here in the US. These models could be advanced with health... more »

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Using big data to understand the basis of individual differences in response to environmental exposures

Some individuals are more susceptible or resistant to the health effects of certain environmental exposure for unknown reasons. It is likely that a combination of elements, such as genetic variation, microbiome differences, life stage, or the combined impact of multiple factors (such as diet) contribute to these differences. Mapping the multiple interactions between exposure and response requires the unprecedented power... more »

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