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Obesity Gene That Makes People Fat Discovered, University College London Study


7/16/2013 7:30:12 AM

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Scientists have unraveled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering increased hunger, opening up potential new ways to fight a growing global health problem. A common variation in the FTO gene affects one in six of the population, making them 70 percent more likely to become obese - but until now experts did not know why.

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