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Genetic Predictors Address The Wide Variation In Response To Weight Loss Therapy

This article was originally published in Start Up

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A study of gastric bypass patients has identified a gene locus that was significantly associated with less weight loss after the procedure, and two nearby genes that may be regulated in response to the bypass. The findings support the belief that the development of genetic signatures, when added to clinical predictors, can help better determine when to use specific obesity therapies in specific patients.

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