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comment What are the differences between white and brown adipose tissue?
but Kevin's answer on meta wasn't shot down, so I assumed it would be OK....
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accepted How many, and how severe, are known single gene polymorphisms for obesity?
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answered How many, and how severe, are known single gene polymorphisms for obesity?
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comment How many, and how severe, are known single gene polymorphisms for obesity?
I think there are some statistical issues with this - such as multiple testing and family-wise error, but most of the studies in the meta-analysis I linked to seem to be quite solid and found odds ratios with confidence intervals comfortably above 1. Clearly it is well known that obesity etiology is multi-factorial and genetics plays a relatively smaller part (compared to the environment), but the evidence does seem clear that there are some genetic components, and gene-environment interactions are also likely.
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comment Primary function of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase
+1 by the way :)
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comment Primary function of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase
@Larry_Parnell Sorry, by writing "(adipocytes)" I meant to query whether the /primary/ function of LPL in adipose tissue is fat storage ? I took home from the answer is that LPL performs fat uptake and thereby facilitates fat storage.
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accepted Primary function of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase