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ea0035p759 | Obesity | ECE2014

May the FTO gene affect visceral obesity? Study of variant rs9930506 SNP among the MONW in a Polish population

Kolackov Katarzyna , Laczmanski Lukasz , Tupikowska Malgorzata , Zdrojowy-Welna Aleksandra , Bednarek-Tupikowska Grazyna

Objective: Genetic factors play a major role in obesity. Numerous studies have confirmed associations of the SNP rs9930506 of FTO gene with increased BMI, hip circumference and total body weight. The metabolic consequences of obesity depend, to a large degree, on body fat distribution.MONW individuals (metabolically obese normal-weight), despite their normal BMI, are characterized by visceral obesity and display metabolic properties that may pre...