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‘Skinny gene’ promises to be weapon against obesity


For some, staying slim involves an iron will, gruelling exercise and a frugal diet. Others have an ability to eat what they want, laze around and remain indolently, infuriatingly slender. Now scientists may have identified one of their secrets — a “skinny gene”, which could potentially be manipulated to combat the obesity epidemic. Researchers who compared the genetics of 47,000 people found that those who were healthy and thin tended to have certain variants of the ALK gene. They don’t do squats all the time


Source: The Times May 21, 2020 23:03 UTC



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