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FTO gene variation

FTO gene variation linked to weight gain and obesity in children

Researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center have discovered that children who do not have obesity, but who are at risk for the chronic disease due to a common genetic variant eat more. Led by Dr Michael Rosenbaum,of Columbia University Irving Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics Division of Molecular Genetics, he and colleagues explained that many existing studies of children at risk for increased adiposity include those who already have obesity.

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