Can’t Shed Those Extra Pounds? An Inflammatory Gene Could Be to Blame.

Australian scientists have zeroed in on a gene linked to an increased obesity risk: a regulator of inflammation called RIPK1. In a study published in Nature Metabolism, the researchers demonstrated that turning RIPK1 off in mice stopped weight gain despite the animals being on a high fat diet.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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