Correlation of the Taq1 dopamine D2 receptor gene and percent body fat in obese and screened control subjects: a preliminary report.

@article{Chen2012CorrelationOT,
  title={Correlation of the Taq1 dopamine D2 receptor gene and percent body fat in obese and screened control subjects: a preliminary report.},
  author={Amanda L. C. Chen and Kenneth Blum and Thomas J. H. Chen and John Giordano and Bernard W. Downs and David Han and Debmalya Barh and Eric R. Braverman},
  journal={Food \& function},
  year={2012},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={
          40-8
        }
}
While there is a considerable body of literature correlating the role of dopaminergic genes and obesity, body mass index, body type, overeating, carbohydrate binging, energy expenditure and low dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) receptor density, there is a paucity of research concerning the dopamine D2 receptor gene (DRD2) variants and percent body fat. [...] Key Method In this study we genotyped 122 obese/overweight (O/OW) Caucasian subjects and 30 non-obese Caucasian controls, screened to exclude substance abuse…Expand
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