Author Archives: Iqra Mumal, MSc

Mutation in MC4R Gene Increases Risk of Obesity, Study Suggests

A specific mutation in the melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) gene is associated with higher risk of obesity, according to a study. The study, “Association between MC4R rs17782313 genotype and obesity: a meta-analysis,” was published in the journal Gene. While it is well known that diet and physical inactivity…

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