Genetic Basis of Obesity Carries Weight

April 22, 2019

(GEN) – There are, undoubtedly, many factors that go into a person’s weight. A new report from the lab of Sekar Kathiresan, MD, director of the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), documents a clear biologic basis for the predisposition of obesity. More specifically, that genetics play a role in how heavy a person gets. The study used polygenic risk scores (PRS) to stratify patients into risk categories based on their genetic mutations.

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