A master switch for obesity?

Heart disease and obesity are inter-related, as well as being related to cholesterol and fat deposition in the body. In May 2011, the journal Nature Genetics published work by a British research group that indicates a potential “master switch” for keeping all of these negative factors at bay. The gene identified by the notation KLF14 was previously associated with type 2 diabetes and higher cholesterol levels. The new research identified how.

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