Exploring Obesity: Depths of the Brain to the Far Pacific
Uploaded by ResearchChannel on Feb 12, 2008
Obesity is often viewed as a problem that involves both health and society, but Jeffrey M. Friedman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, opens up the possibility that genes are strongly associated with obesity. That is, Researchers believe that genes that predispose individuals to obesity may have evolved to help humans survive in times of famine. A study of a population on the Pacific Island of Kosrae suffering from an explosive increase in obesity may identify new genes that can be used in the fight against obesity. Find out how this cutting-edge research might change the way we view and address obesity.
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