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What is to blame for child obesity?
Los Angeles Times - Amina Khan

When Dr. Sadaf Farooqi and colleagues discovered a genetic abnormality that caused severe obesity in a handful of children, she had no cure. Yet the scientist transformed four families’ lives nonetheless. The British parents had been living in fear of losing their children — the youngsters’ severe obesity had been seen as a possible sign of abuse or neglect, and they had been put on the list of the country’s social services department.

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