Measuring DNA methylation may predict childhood obesity

03/27/2014 | United Press International · Daily Mail (London), The

The use of a simple blood test to evaluate the levels of DNA methylation in the PGC1a gene may help predict the onset of obesity in children, according to a study in Diabetes. Researchers said DNA methylation of more than 10% in children at age 5 was tied to a 12% increase in body fat nine to 10 years later.

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