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Medical Minute discusses combating obesity

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University discusses efforts to turn up the heat-burning ability of brown fat by adjusting the expression of a gene that plays a role in making it, with the long-term goal of combating obesity.

The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday on the 17 GPB radio stations across Georgia. For more Medical Minute episodes, visit the GPB Augusta SoundCloud page.

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Brennan Meagher

Brennan Meagher is a communications coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her at 706-446-4806 or bmeagher@augusta.edu.