Beyond Diet and Exercise – This is Largest ever genome-wide study strengthens genetic link to obesity!

February 12, 2015-Adapted from a multi-institutional news release.

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There are many reasons why people gain different amounts of weight and why fat becomes stored in different parts of the body. Researchers have now conducted the largest study of genetic variation to date to home in on genetic reasons. Their findings were published Feb. 12, 2015, in companion papers—genome-wide association studies—in the journal Nature.

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