Researchers Locate Anti-Fat Gene in Mice


Researchers have identified a gene that acts as a master switch to control obesity in mice. When the gene is deleted, even high-fat-diet mice remain thin. Deleting the gene, called ‘IKKE’, also appears to protect mice against conditions that, in humans, lead to Type 2 diabetes, which is associated with obesity and is on the rise among North Americans, including children and adolescents.

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