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Gene that may strongly influence obesity uncovered

from University of Toronto via ScienceDaily

A new study on fruit flies has uncovered a gene that could play a key role in obesity in humans. The paper examines a "foraging gene" humans share in common with the flies, which plays multiple roles and is found in similar places, such as the nervous system, in the muscle and in fat. Researchers say the study nails the gene for being very important for the traits of moving, feeding and fat storage. more

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