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Genetic study confirms causal link between adiposity and cardiometabolic disease

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4199 (Published 03 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4199

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A genetic predisposition to obesity is randomly allocated, and mendelian randomisation studies exploit this natural experiment to find out if well established associations between obesity and disease are likely to be causal. The latest study used a genetic variation …

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