publication . Article . 2015

Apple or pear: size and shape matter.

Cisca Wijmenga; Jingyuan Fu; Marten H. Hofker;
Open Access
  • Published: 07 Apr 2015 Journal: Cell Metabolism, volume 21, pages 507-508 (issn: 1550-4131, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Obesity-related morbidity and mortality are related to fat accumulation and fat distribution in humans. Two large-scale meta-analyses recently published in Nature by Shungin et al. (2015) and Locke et al. (2015) report novel genetic associations for central and overall obesity; these greatly advance our understanding of the biology of obesity.
Subjects
free text keywords: BODY-MASS INDEX, Cell Biology, Physiology, Molecular Biology, PEAR, Food science, Obesity, medicine.disease, medicine, Body mass index, Fat distribution, Fat accumulation, Biology
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