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mcmaster researchers find genes may 'snowball' obesity

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mcmaster researchers find genes may 'snowball' obesity

hamilton, on (dec. 7, 2017) - there are nine genes that make you gain more weight if you already have a high body mass index, mcmaster university researchers have found. "it's similar to a tiny snow ball at a top of a hill that becomes bigger and bigger when rolling down the hill," said senior author david meyre, an associate professor of health research methods, evidence and impact at mcmaster university. he also holds the canada research chair in genetics of obesity."the effect of these genes may be amplified by four times, if we compare the 10% of the population at the low end of the body mass index, compared to the 10% at the high end," he added.although the increasing average body mass index of the population of several high-income c...