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Gene found that affects fat consumption

Monday, January 16, 2012

Don't blame yourself for wanting those fries, blame your genes.

A new study says certain human receptors are more sensitive to fatty foods.

Researchers at Washington University found those with a low sensitivity level of a gene called CD36 consumed more fat.

Those with high sensitivity required much less fat.

Researchers hope the findings will help better understand the obesity problem.

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