Weight-loss surgery can change genes that regulate fat

Weight-loss surgery can change genes that regulate fat

Weight-loss surgery can change genes that regulate fat

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 1:45 PM

People who undergo weight loss surgery not only change their waistline. They change the genes that regulate fat.

Researchers in Sweden compared the genes of obese adults who underwent gastric bypass to those who did not.

They found genes involved in glucose and fat metabolism were restored to a healthy state among those who had the surgery.

Researchers hope to use this information to make new drugs to treat obesity.
 

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