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Medical News & Perspectives
January 6, 2010

Scientists Probe Brain’s Role in Obesity

JAMA. 2010;303(1):19. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1861

Chicago—Genetic and environmental influences on the brain may contribute to obesity, suggests research presented at the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting here in October.

The meeting provided a timely forum for bringing together basic and clinical researchers who conduct studies of the causes of overeating and obesity, which largely support the concept of obesity as a biological problem rather than an issue of overindulgence.