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NEW YORK – Researchers in Sweden have linked more than a hundred novel genetic loci to visceral adiposity through a genome-wide association study.

Visceral adipose tissue, or fat stored around the internal organs, is a key risk factor for developing cardiovascular and metabolic disease, but only four SNPs had been linked previously to visceral adipose tissue (VAT) mass.

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