Link between genetics and obesity?
heath at mbcf.stjude.org
Tue Dec 13 18:14:27 EST 1994
In article <prwr001D0qFqD.Iyv at netcom.com>, prwr001 at netcom.com (Robert W. Row) writes:
> I was just wondering if obesity has been linked in any way to the
> person's genetics. I can think of several ways, ie fat not being burned at an
> optimum rate or having more calories going there in the first place, but has a
> specific link been proven? Is anyone out there working on this? I don't want
> to raise an ethics discussion (would a person abort if the fetus would become
> obese or somesuch.) Just curious. Thanks for any information you might have,
> fell free to post or e-mail. Thanks again,
Go check out the current issue of Nature - it has cloning of the "ob" gene from
mouse and humans...
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