All Obesity is Not the Same
 

Most people think they know why obesity happens. In rare instances though, severe obesity is caused by a specific variant in an individual’s genes.

The Genetic Obesity Project is dedicated to helping people better understand these certain genetic causes, which result in conditions known as rare genetic disorders of obesity.

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Find out about the Genetic Obesity ID (GO ID) genotyping study, which looks at samples of people’s genes to see if they may have obesity caused by certain gene variants.

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Not all obesity is the same. We've spent years studying rare genetic disorders of obesity, but there's more to learn.

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The Genetic Obesity Project is dedicated to helping people better understand certain genetic causes that result in conditions known as rare genetic disorders of obesity. Watch the video to see why getting a diagnosis is an important step.

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The Genetic Obesity Project is an initiative of Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The content on this site is intended for use by patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals for informational purposes only and is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
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