Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in body mass index • Brown University • fat deposition • genetics • Maurice Wilkins • metabolism • obesity • Samoa 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 […]
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