Scientists have identified 140 genes responsible for fat deposition in one or another part of the body. Information published in Nature.
The deposition of fat in certain parts of the body can greatly affect not only the appearance but also on the work of the organs and systems. Proven preferential deposition of fat in the waist area increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, and diabetes mellitus of the second type. If the same amount of fat distributed evenly throughout the body, such a person can be considered almost healthy.
Experts have found 140 genes affecting the formation of a human figure. The discovery will help scientists to develop new methods of struggle with obesity, and patients will be able to get preventive care to prevent excessive kilos and reduce the risk of certain diseases.