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NIH working group report-using genomic information to guide weight management: From universal to precision treatment.

  • Molly S Bray
  • Ruth J F Loos
  • Jeanne M McCaffery
  • Charlotte Ling
  • Paul Franks
  • George M Weinstock
  • Michael P Snyder
  • Jason L Vassy
  • Tanya Agurs-Collins
Publishing year: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 14-22
Publication/Series: Obesity
Volume: 24
Issue: 1
Document type: Journal article review
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

Abstract english

Precision medicine utilizes genomic and other data to optimize and personalize treatment. Although more than 2,500 genetic tests are currently available, largely for extreme and/or rare phenotypes, the question remains whether this approach can be used for the treatment of common, complex conditions like obesity, inflammation, and insulin resistance, which underlie a host of metabolic diseases.


  • Endocrinology and Diabetes


  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Epigenetics and Diabetes
  • Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 1930-739X
Paul Franks
E-mail: paul [dot] franks [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Principal investigator

Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology

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