It’s all in your skinny genes

In the largest genome-wide association study of its kind, catchily called STILTS (Study Into Lean and Thin Subjects), Sadaf Farooqi’s team in Cambridge have reported that slim people have a favourable genetic profile compared to those at the obese end of the spectrum.

Genetic architecture of human thinness compared to severe obesity

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