WEIGHT - Breast cancer gene could play critical role in obesity, diabetes

The gene known to be associated with breast cancer susceptibility, BRCA 1, plays a critical role in the normal metabolic function of skeletal muscle, according to a new study. Mutations in the BRCA1 gene may also put people at increased risk for metabolic diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes, this research indicates ...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140312114836.ht