Lack Of One Gene Can Trigger Overeating And Obesity: According To The Research

One-third of population in United States is obese and another one-third is overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With alterations in energy balance, excessive weight gain is evoked.

A protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is critical in developing obesity. Lack of BDNF gene and its receptor during development leads to overeating and obesity.

According to the research results, BDNF is a fast acting signal inducing neuronal activity within neural circuits involved in appetite control.

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