Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 13th, 2003
During the American Physiological Society Conference, October 1-4 in Augusta, Georgia, researchers in MCG's Georgia Prevention Institute presented data indicating socioeconomic status plays a direct role in whether genetic indicators of obesity are controlled or expressed. Their study of obesity in nearly 500 African American and European American children indicates that children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are more likely to show the negative effects of genes known to be involved in obesity.
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