UAF to study Yupik diet, lifestyle, genetics, obesity and diabetes

A University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) researcher has garnered a grant to look at the relationship of diet, physical activity and genetics in the health of Yupik people. UAF Associate Professor of Molecular Biology Bert Boyer has received $2.8 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to consider a possible link between certain dietary fats, obesity and the development of diabetes.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks