Study links gene deletions to morbid obesity

02/4/2010 | BBC

U.K. scientists found that about seven in every 1,000 people who are morbidly obese have similar gene "deletions" that have not been seen in people with a normal weight. "If we can identify these individuals through genetic testing, we can then offer them appropriate support and medical interventions, such as the option of weight-loss surgery, to improve their long-term health," said a professor at Imperial College London.

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