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Study: Sweet tooth gene related to lower body fat, with some caveats

Study: Sweet tooth gene related to lower body fat, with some caveats

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

FGF21, or fibroblast growth factor 21, is a hormone secreted by the liver. It suppresses sugar and alcohol intake, stimulates the uptake of glucose by fat cells, and acts as an insulin sensitizer. At least one variant of the FGF21 gene, rs838133, is…

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