Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 2nd, 2004
According to recent research from Scotland, "Obesity is proving to be a serious health concern in the developed world as well as an unwanted component of growth in livestock production. While recent advances in genetics have identified a number of monogenic causes of obesity, these are responsible for only a small proportion of human cases of obesity. By divergent selection for high and low fat content over 60 generations, we have created Fat (F) and Lean (L) lines of mice that represent a model of polygenic obesity similar to the situation in human...
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