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Researchers Pinpoint Gene Linked to Obesity Risk



4/13/2007 2:27:12 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers have produced the first clear evidence for a gene common in the population that dictates why some people gain weight while others do not. They found the gene, called FTO, by studying nearly 39,000 white Europeans in a finding they hope can lead to new ways to fight this growing global health problem.

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