Apple or Pear: Size and Shape Matter

Jingyuan Fu*, Marten Hofker, Cisca Wijmenga

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-508
Number of pages2
JournalCell metabolism
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7-Apr-2015

Keywords

  • BODY-MASS INDEX
  • FAT DISTRIBUTION
  • OBESITY
  • BIOLOGY

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