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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Year of birth significantly changes impact of obesity-associated gene variant

Posted: 29 Dec 2014 01:48 PM PST

Investigators working to unravel the impact of genetics versus environment on traits such as obesity may also need to consider a new factor: when individuals were born. A multi-institutional research team finds that the impact of a variant in the FTO gene that previous research has linked to obesity risk largely depends on birth year.

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