Researchers Identify DNA Variations that Affect Where Your Body Gains Fat

A new study that combined data of more than 400,000 individuals from over 70 research institutes around the world identified 24 new genetic variants that are involved in determining where fat is stored on the body, says Dr. Ruth Loos, a lead author of the study. These variants can also affect risk of diabetes and cardiovascular issues, and the identification may one day lead to new treatments. Read more

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