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Feed Obesity Risk: New Research Shows Clearest Genetic Link Yet (sciencedaily.com)

Scientists have identified the most clear genetic link yet to obesity in the general population as part of a major study of diseases. People with two copies of a particular gene variant have a 70 percent higher risk of being obese than those with no copies. Amongst white Europeans, approximately one in six people carry both copies.

Feed Immune System And High Plasma Lipid Levels Linked (sciencedaily.com)

Researchers have found an unsuspected link between the immune system and high lipid levels (cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood) in mice. The finding could lead to new ways to reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering elevated lipid levels.

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