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Our vision is to find the
genetic determinants
of body weight and by
doing so, to find better
ways to prevent and
treat obesity and its

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Dec 2014 Our new leaflet 'Your Gene - MC4R' is now available. This will be the first in a series giving more detailed information about specific genes and how they might cause weight problems. more >



Dec 2014 Researchers have discovered that leptin, a hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body, also affects the increase in blood pressure that comes with weight gain. more >



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