Post WWII Gene Variant Increases Obesity Risk

December 31, 2014 11:04 AM

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If you were born after 1942, you are more vulnerable to a gene variant that is linked to obesity. This is what a new study from Harvard Medical School seems to suggest.

“What we wanted to see was whether there was a difference for people in the earlier part of the cohort, during the 1920s (when compared) to people born in the later part if the cohort, in the 1940s and 1950s,” explains lead author Dr. James Niels Rosenquist. He is a psychiatrist with Massachusetts G...

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