Ciliary dysfunction and obesity.

  title={Ciliary dysfunction and obesity.},
  author={Calvin A Mok and Elise Heon and Mei Zhen},
  journal={Clinical genetics},
  volume={77 1},
Obesity associates with increased health risks such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The steady rise in the obese population worldwide poses an increasing burden on health systems. Genetic factors contribute to the development of obesity, and the elucidation of their physiological functions helps to understand the cause, and improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment for this disorder. Primary cilia are evolutionarily conserved organelles whose dysfunctions lead to human disorders… CONTINUE READING
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