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Obesity Gene May Shield Against Depression

(11/26/2012)

Obesity Gene May Shield Against Depression
MyHealthNewsDaily

November 26, 2012

New research finds that people who have a gene linked with obesity may have a slightly lower risk of depression.  People who had a version of a gene called the FTO gene were 8 percent less likely to have depression, researchers found. In 2007, scientists discovered this version of the FTO gene was a major contributor to genetic obesity among people of European descent.

View the full article here: http://news.yahoo.com/obesity-gene-may-shield-against-depression-120441196.html


Keywords: obesity, gene, shield, depression



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