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Genetics of obesity 

Genetics of obesity
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Genetics of obesity
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Karine Clément

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.1210
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date: 14 November 2019

Obesity is characterized by high phenotype heterogeneity linked most notably to differences in the stages of weight evolution. Each stage in the development of human obesity (weight gain, weight maintenance, variable response to treatment, development of comorbidities) is probably associated with various molecular mechanisms which still need to be elucidated. In some rare cases, genetic mutations strongly influence the early and rapid development of severe obesity.

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