New Study Identifies Genetic Link to Obesity


Obesity's causes are multifaceted, with new research identifying a genetic trigger. The SMIM1 gene mutation, found in about 1 in 5,000 people, leads to decreased thyroid function and energy expenditure, causing weight gain. Future research will explore potential thyroid treatments for those with this mutation.

Abstract Written By:
Denson Natividad
June 26, 2024

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