A genome-wide scan for human obesity genes reveals a major susceptibility locus on chromosome 10


Obesity, a common multifactorial disorder, is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, hypertension and coronary heart disease (CHD). According to the definition of the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 6-10% of the population in Westernized countries are considered obese. Epidemiological studies have shown that 30-70% of the variation in body… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/3123

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