Genetic Risk Factors for Obesity Seen to Differ Between Children and Adults

Genetic Risk Factors for Obesity Seen to Differ Between Children and Adults

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Genetic Risk Factors for Obesity Seen to Differ Between Children and Adults

Genetic risk factors underlying childhood obesity differ from those in adulthood, a large-scale analysis found. Better understanding of such risk factors could further the study of childhood obesity in relation to health later in life.  The study, “Separating the genetics of childhood and adult obesity: a validation study of genetic scores for body mass index in adolescence and adulthood in the HUNT Study,” was published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics. Many children with obesity carry…

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