How genetics influences our body weight beyond the genes

Compared with classical genes that code for proteins, microRNA molecules are tiny: MicroRNA-?7 has just 21 building blocks (nucleotides). Yet microRNA also has an effect on body weight. (Visualisations: Adobe Stock / Montage) (Illustration: Adobe Stock / Montage) Imgage by ETH HK.

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It is not only classical genes that determine our predisposition to obesity. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now shown that microRNA molecules play a central role in the regulation of body weight.

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Genetik ausserhalb von Genen beeinflusst unser Körpergewich
Nicht nur unsere klassischen Gene bestimmen unsere Neigung zu Fettleibigkeit. ETH-Forschende konnte zeigen, dass auch Mikro-RNA-Moleküle für die Regulierung des Körpergewichts zentral sind.

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