Experts find 3 unique obesity genes in blacks

04/25/2013 | Huffington Post, The

Researchers at Dartmouth College's Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences and the Center for Genomic Medicine found that blacks have three unique gene variations that work with environmental factors to increase BMI. However, researchers said the genes were linked to a small percentage of BMI increase and that poor diet and sedentary lifestyle still play a major role in obesity among blacks. The findings were published in Nature Genetics.

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