Obesity and diabetes: from genetics to epigenetics

  title={Obesity and diabetes: from genetics to epigenetics},
  author={Ernesto Burgio and Angela Lopomo and Lucia Migliore},
  journal={Molecular Biology Reports},
Obesity is becoming an epidemic health problem. During the last years not only genetic but also, and primarily, environmental factors have been supposed to contribute to the susceptibility to weight gain or to develop complications such as type 2 diabetes. In spite of the intense efforts to identify genetic predisposing variants, progress has been slow and success limited, and the common obesity susceptibility variants identified only explains a small part of the individual variation in risk… CONTINUE READING
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