Obesity Genes Regulate Appetite


Woman on ScalesInternational research group discovered six genes responsible for excessive weight. In the course of large-scale study, they studied the genome of 90 thousand people. As a result, the scientists found six genes that are somehow responsible for packing on extra pounds. Five out of six genes regulate appetite and have nothing to do with metabolism.

According to scientists, it is now the fact that in 40-70 percent of cases the inclination to excessive weight depends on genetic “legacy”. The latest findings call for 2 interesting conclusions. First, we have to focus on appetite suppressants. Second, it might be possible in future to examine children of parents with excessive weight for obesity gene. Remember English girl who was born without genes responsible for breast cancer due to efforts of geneticists.

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