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How is night eating syndrome and obesity related?

What is Night Eating Syndrome?

• Night Eating Syndrome is a disorder in which someone consumes most of their daily calorie intake after dinner. • This leads to frequently waking in the middle of the night to eat. • Foods eaten are typically unhealthy and high in calories. • After night eating, a person is […]

What is the impact of the FTO gene on obesity?

• The first report linking the FTO (fat mass and obesity-associated) gene and obesity came from a genome wide association study linking FTO variants with type 2 diabetes in a European population. • The connection between FTO and diabetes was lost after correcting for body-mass index. • This suggests that FTO -mediated susceptibility to type […]