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Gene Tied to Obesity in Humans, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study


8/9/2013 6:05:01 AM

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Researchers have identified a gene associated with overweight and obesity in both psychiatric patients and people in the general population. It was known that the CRTC1 gene is involved in obesity and energy balance (calories taken in by eating and drinking versus calories burned through physical activity) in animals, but its role in human weight was unknown.

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