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Genetic Variant is Linked to Obesity and Insulin Resistance, Maastricht University Medical Center Study


6/27/2012 7:16:13 AM

A large study in people at risk of diabetes has found a direct association between the presence of a small genetic alteration in a hormone receptor and increased body fat and insulin resistance. The results, presented June 26 at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston, suggest an adverse role for a previously described genetic variant, the BclI polymorphism.

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