Gene Prompts Cells to Store Fat, Fueling Obesity

Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: People are eating too much and exercising too little. But evidence is growing that at least some of the weight gain that plagues modern humans is predetermined. New research from the Research Triangle suggests that variants in a gene called ankyrin-B — carried by millions of Americans — could cause people to put on pounds through no fault of their own.

Source: Gene Prompts Cells to Store Fat, Fueling Obesity | Duke Today

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