Genetic factors associated with obesity can protect against diabetes

Genetic factors associated with obesity can protect against diabetes

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Sunday, November 4, 2018 – 11:26 p
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Sunday, November 4, 2018 – 11:26 p

A study conducted at the University of "Acst" in Britain, and published in the journal "sugar" medical, the association of genetic factors related to obesity protection against diabetes.
British scientists have identified 14 new gene variants dictated to the body where excess fat is stored, and some genetic factors, which increase the chances of obesity, reduce the risk of metabolism.
"There are some genetic factors that increase the chances of obesity, but they reduce the risk of metabolism, which is to store the body fat directly under the skin better than storing it around the organs, especially within the liver," said Professor Alex Blakmore, a professor at the University of Oxford.
The research team looked at the UK's bio-bank for more than 500,000 people between the ages of 37 and 73. Magnetic resonance imaging (magnetic resonance imaging) was used around the waist of these people to find out where excess fat was stored, whether they showed signs of type 2 diabetes, Heart attack and stroke risk.
The researchers found 14 genetic variations or changes in the part of DNA associated with an increase in body mass index (BMI). The study also showed that with the acquisition of weight, people who carry these genetic factors store it safely under the skin, and thus less storage of fat in the main organs such as liver and pancreas And kidneys.

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