"Obesity gene" makes people more sensitive to hunger, researchers say

07/15/2013 | Reuters

A British-led research team has found that people with the FTO gene, or the "obesity gene," have a higher level of the hunger-inducing hormone ghrelin in their blood. In addition, researchers found, people with the FTO gene also had brains more sensitive to the hormone. Researchers hope the insights will lead to better treatments for obesity.

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