Tipping the scales early: Probing the long-term effects of obesity

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Abstract

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and obesity-related illnesses have become a leading preventable cause of death. Childhood obesity is also growing in frequency, and the impact of a lifetime spent in the overweight state is only beginning to emerge in the literature. In this issue of the JCI, Bumaschny et al. used a genetic mouse model to investigate the self-perpetuating nature of obesity and shed some light on why it can become increasingly difficult to lose weight over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3840-3842
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Investigation
Volume122
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

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