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The genetic underpinnings of body fat distribution

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Introduction

Obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) > 30 kilograms/meter^2 , has reached epidemic proportions: people who are overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m^2 ) or obese now comprise more than 25% of the world’s population. Obese individuals have a higher risk of comorbidity development including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and fertility complications.

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The study of monogenic and syndromic forms of obesity have revealed a sm...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/17446651.2017.1390427

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Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; BDI-NDM
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Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
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Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; BDI-NDM
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Human Genetics Wt Centre
Oxford college:
St Johns College
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
6
Pages:
417-427
Publication date:
2017-10-11
Acceptance date:
2017-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1744-8417
ISSN:
1744-6651
Pubs id:
pubs:745759
URN:
uri:08d8a7d2-5ad2-4ba2-a314-ea6f64b3a863
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uuid:08d8a7d2-5ad2-4ba2-a314-ea6f64b3a863
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