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Breakthrough in obesity research?

February 23, 2009 12:03:01 PM PST
Have scientists reached a breakthrough in obesity research?German scientists say they've discovered how a gene associated with obsesity might make people fat.

Researchers say mice without the FTO gene did not become obese.

They had less fat tissue overall because they burned more calories despite moving less and eating more.

These findings could lead to the development of drugs that modulate FTO activity in humans.


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