Obesity Study Looks at Genetic Factors

February 12, 2015 6:30 AM

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Obesity is a big problem in America but the problem continues to grow around the world. While it is easy to simply blame diet and lifestyle a new study actually indicates that people with obesity might have a genetic predisposition to be that way.

The study researchers comment, “This is the first step toward identifying individual genes involved in body shape and size. The proteins produced by the genes could offer targets for the development of new drugs to fight obesity.”

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