Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 15th, 2003
According to a study from Australia and Tonga, "Genetic variation of fatty acid binding protein 2 (FABP2) may contribute to the high prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes in Tonga. To explore this we assessed the frequency of the FABP2 Ala54Thr polymorphism, obesity, and type 2 diabetes in Tongans and possible inter-relationships."
"We investigated 1,022 Tongan subjects, 433 men and 589 women aged 15-85 years, to identify possible associations between the FABP2 Ala54Thr polymorphism, obesity, type 2 diabetes, BMI, glucose tolerance, and...
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