Genetic risk of obesity in an obesogenic environment

A recent study carried out by researchers in the United Kingdom (UK) has found that obesogenic environments heighten the genetic risk of obesity. An obesogenic environment is one that promotes weight gain and is not conducive to weight loss.

17/01/2017   by Anne Parle  

People who are deficient in a particular gene have an increased preference for food high in fat

A study carried out by researchers from the University of Cambridge investigates the effects of the gene known as melanocortin-4-receptor (MC4R) on fat and sugar preference. It was found that those deficient in MC4R have an increased preference for high fat food and a decreased preference for high sugar food.

06/10/2016   by Niamh Dowling  

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