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One Step Closer to New Treatment Option for Obesity

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Last week, the New England Journal of Medicine, the nation’s premier medical journal, released an article describing new discoveries related to the FTO gene and its link to obesity, bringing with it hopes for new treatment options.

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More Than Willpower: Research Into Understanding Obesity

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Three recent articles in scientific journals explore some of the underlying factors that contribute to obesity. The articles show that we must move beyond the strongly held societal beliefs that obesity is merely an issue of willpower and look for the deeper roots of the condition — in our genetics, how we are raised, and even the size of our plates.

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