Impact of Obesity Gene depends on Birth Year of Individual

December 31, 2014 12:19 PM

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According to scientists, the impact of a gene linked to obesity mainly depends on the birth year of an individual. It was found by a multi-institutional research team that the impact of a variant in the FTO gene that a previous research has associated with obesity risk largely depends on the birth year.

"Looking at participants in the Framingham Heart Study, we found that the correlation between the best known obesity-associated gene variant and body mass index increased significantly as the year of birth of participants increased", said James Niels Rosenquist, of the Massachusetts General Hospital...

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