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Genetics of obesity

Karine Clément

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.1210

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Genetics of obesity

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Obesity is characterized by high phenotype heterogeneity linked most notably to differences in the stages of weight evolution. Each stage in the development of human obesity (weight gain, weight maintenance, variable response to treatment, development of comorbidities) is probably associated with various molecular mechanisms which still need to be elucidated. In some rare cases, genetic mutations strongly influence the early and rapid development of severe obesity.

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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