Study finds gene that controls obesity, metabolic traits

05/15/2011 | Reuters

A U.K. study in Nature Genetics found that the KLF14 gene, previously linked to type 2 diabetes and cholesterol levels, acts as a main control for genes associated with obesity, insulin and glucose levels, and other metabolic traits. Experts said targeting the KLF14 gene could help improve treatments for obesity-related conditions, including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

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