An experimental study reveals that the FTO gene and gender modify peer influence on body mass index


Research has shown that friends’ obesity statuses are correlated. However, it is difficult in observational data to test whether peer influence on obesity is causal. We conducted an experimental study of randomly-assigned... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Yi Li (University of Macau)
  2. Guang Guo (UNC Chapel Hill)

Topic Area

Health (e.g., BMI, Exercise)


OS-2C » Health (13:15 - Thursday, 21st June, Monadnock)

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