Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 31st, 2005
According to a study from Canada, "Adipose tissue type 1 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11beta-HSD1), which generates hormonally active cortisol from inactive cortisone, has been shown to play a central role in adipocyte differentiation and abdominal obesity-related metabolic complications. The objective was to investigate whether genetic variations in the human 11beta-HSD1 gene are associated with the metabolic syndrome among French-Canadian men. We sequenced all exons, the exon-intron splicing boundaries, and 5' and 3' regions of the human 11beta-HSD1 gene in 36 men with the...
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