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Testing for rare genetic causes of obesity: findings and experiences from a pediatric weight management program

Roberts, K.J., Ariza, A.J., Selvaraj, K., Quadri, M., Mangarelli, C., Neault, S., Davis, E.E., & Binns, H.J.

International Journey of Obesity. 2022 May 13



Genetic screening for youth with obesity in the absence of syndromic findings has not been part of obesity management. For children with early onset obesity, genetic screening is recommended for those having clinical features of genetic obesity syndromes (including hyperphagia).


The overarching goal of this work is to report the findings and experiences from one pediatric weight management program that implemented targeted sequencing analysis for genes known to cause rare genetic disorders of obesity.

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