Obesity linked to accelerated liver aging

October 13, 2014 10:05 PM

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Obesity linked to accelerated liver aging

The research team - including first author Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles - says their study could explain why obese individuals often experience early onset of some age-related diseases, such as diabetes and liver cancer.

They publish their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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