Specific Genetic On-Off Switch Associated With Obesity Discovered, North Carolina State University and Harvard University Study

Published: Jul 19, 2013

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Researchers from Harvard, NC State and five other universities have found a specific genetic on-off switch associated with obesity in both mice and humans, raising the long-term possibility of developing new treatments for obesity. As part of the study, NC State researchers had to develop a new technique for assessing calorie absorption in small laboratory animals, which can be used in future studies of metabolism.

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