Brain Reward Gene Influences Food Choices In The First Years Of Life, McGill University And University of Toronto Study

Published: Nov 27, 2013

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Research has suggested that a particular gene in the brain's reward system contributes to overeating and obesity in adults. This same variant has now been linked to childhood obesity and tasty food choices, particularly for girls, according to a new study by Dr. Patricia Silveira and Prof. Michael Meaney of McGill University and Dr. Robert Levitan of the University of Toronto.

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