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11 October 2010

Researchers Pinpoint Array of Obesity Genes

However, environment and lifestyle still play key roles, experts say

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In one report, researchers say they have identified 18 gene variants linked to obesity and confirmed the involvement of 14 others. In a second report, the same group of researchers say they have identified 13 gene variants that appear to direct fat to the belly or thighs.

 
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