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Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk
Report opens possibility of interventions in childhood
In this Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, two overweight women tour the World Trade Center in New York. A study published by the journal Cell on Thursday, April 18, 2019 suggests that a genetic test can identify newborns at heightened risk of becoming severely obese by middle age, possibly giving time for interventions designed to head off that fate.
NEW YORK — Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate.
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