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Obesity-linked gene discovered in Samoa – Expert reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 26th, 2016.

Researchers studying obesity in Samoa have found a unique genetic variant that boosts fat storage and increases obesity risk in the islands’ population. The US-based researchers published their results in Nature Genetics today. They pinpointed a single genetic variant on chromosome 5 that, according to their estimates, is associated with about 35 per cent higher […]

Obesity in New Zealand

Peter Griffin posted in on July 29th, 2008.

As obesity escalates at an alarming rate worldwide, it is increasingly recognised that a healthy body weight is important for optimal health and wellbeing. Obesity is associated with a significant increase in morbidity and mortality and costs the nation millions each year. In fact, the World Health Organisation has estimated obesity to cost around 2-7% […]

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