Obese risk can be detected in children

Predisposing genetic metabolic factor identified

(ANSA) - Pisa, February 8 - A risk of becoming obese as adults can be detected in children as young as 10, according to a new Italo-American study.
    The study for the first time found a genetic risk factor that predisposes for obesity, in children that have a "saving" metabolism.
    The study by the University of Pisa and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of Maryland was published in the Clinical and Experimental Metabolism journal.
   

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