The fat mass and obesity gene is linked to reduced verbal fluency in overweight and obese elderly men.


Humans carrying the prevalent rs9939609 A allele of the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene are more susceptible to developing obesity than noncarries. Recently, polymorphisms in the FTO gene of elderly subjects have also been linked to a reduced volume in the frontal lobe as well as increased risk for incident Alzheimer disease. However, so far… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2011.02.006