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According to the study, people with fewer copies of the AMY1 gene have lower levels of this enzyme and therefore will have more difficulty breaking down carbohydrates than those with more copies.
The researchers said that a simple blood or saliva test might be used in the future to measure levels of key enzymes such as amylase in the body and therefore shape dietary advice for both overweight and underweight people.
The study was published in Nature Genetics. (ANI)
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