Researchers identify gene that increases obesity resistance
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Chinese researchers have discovered a specific gene that can increase resilience to obesity, potentially shedding light on the complex mechanisms behind the major global health issue.

While diet and developmental levels are important factors in the study of obesity, Professor Jin Li and Associate Professor Zheng Hongxiang from Fudan University said genetics may also play a role in the health issue, reports the South China Morning Post, citing the study of published in the peer-reviewed journal Genetics and Genomics.

The team evaluated 2.877 samples from three different populations in eastern Jiangsu Province, southwestern Guangxi Province and Henan Province in central China to conduct the study.

Meanwhile, Chinese geospatial information expert Li Deren and physicist Xue Qikun were awarded the State Science and Technology Prize, China's highest scientific honor for contributions to technological and scientific innovation, on Monday during the National Science and Technology Prize Conference in Beijing. /AA

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