Genetic variant shown to influence women’s body shape and diabetes risk

A genetic variant near the KLF14 gene regulates hundreds of genes that govern how and where women’s bodies store fat, which affects their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Specifically, different alleles, or versions, of the variant cause fat-storing cells to function differently. —> Read More