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Possible genetic link to childhood obesity
Possible genetic link to childhood obesity

(March 26, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From London - A new report published in the International Journal of Obesity finds a strong genetic link to childhood obesity. Researchers studied a cohort of over 2,200 children between the ages of 8 and 11. Using a new method known as Genome-wide Complex Trait Analysis, researchers examined whether genetic similarities in the children were linked to body weight similarities. They found that the additive effects of several genes accounted for roughly 30% of the individual differences in the children's body weight.

 
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