Do these genes make me look fat?

February 11, 2015 7:36 PM

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Do these genes make me look fat?

Scientists have found 97 different DNA mutations that affect obesity — and they are all over your body. Many are in the brain, which surprised the experts. Some are linked to appetite but others will need more investigation.

A second study found 49 mutations that affect where that fat goes — and that helps explain why some people are apple-shaped while others are pear-shaped.

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