Scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) have provided convincing proof of the direct connection between the FTO gene and obesity, obtaining the first direct evidence that overactivity of the gene leads to overeating and obesity in mice.



The findings by research team from MRC Harwell and the University of Oxford suggest that the gene could be a promising target for developing anti-obesity drugs that act by turning down the gene's activity.



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