The Ala54Thr polymorphism in the fatty acid-binding protein 2 gene leads to higher food intake in Japanese women

@article{Kishida2009TheAP,
  title={The Ala54Thr polymorphism in the fatty acid-binding protein 2 gene leads to higher food intake in Japanese women},
  author={Kazunori Kishida and Misako Aoyama and Motofumi Masaki and Yoshihiro Shidoji},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={466-467}
}
It is commonly believed that eating behavior plays an important role as an environmental factor that affects the risk of adult-onset diseases such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. The change in energy balance arising from opulence often results in obesity, which increases the risk of metabolic disease. Genetic factors are also important components involved in the pathogenesis of the above-mentioned diseases, because gene variations can directly influence the functional properties… CONTINUE READING