Genes that may lead to obesity identified

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  1. Genes that may lead to obesity identified  The Indian Express
  2. Large-scale study identifies 14 gene variants associated with obesity  Brinkwire (press release)
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"Our study has identified genes that play a crucial role in the neuronal control of body weight. They act in the brain in pathways that may affect people s food intake, hunger and satiety," said Ruth Loos, lead author of the study and professor at The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine at the .The gene is called MCR and approximately individuals carries this risk copy, which causes the gene not to produce any of the protein needed to inform the brain to stop eating.."Using a new method for statisticalysis we have identified seven new loci on the human genome that appear to affect the risk of overweight and obesity. We can This can cause the gene on which the variant is located to behave differently, e.g. by predisposing the person who has the gene to obesity..Genes can directly cause obesity in disorders such as Bardet Biedl syndrome and Prader Willi syndrome. Identification of those genes will help clarify the etiology of obesity and its metabolic consequences, the metabolic complications of obesity, as well as identify at risk individuals or groups in terms of their genetic .

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