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Obesity Gene: Possible Link To Heart Disease Risk

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June 16, 1998
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American Heart Association
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A link has been found between leptin, a protein product of the obesity gene, and risk for coronary heart disease, the cause of heart attacks, say researchers in a study published June 12 in an American Heart Association journal.

DALLAS, June 12 -- A link has been found between leptin, a protein product of the obesity gene, and risk for coronary heart disease, the cause of heart attacks, say researchers in a study published today in an American Heart Association journal.


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