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Discovery of Obesity-Related Gene Could Have Major Health Impact

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Long-term disability benefits may be available if you have been diagnosed with a severe medical condition that prevents you from working for a long period of time.

A report from Health News indicates that treatment for heart disease and diabetes may be in the future with the recent discovery of an obesity-related gene, KLF14.

Previously KLF14 was believed to be the cause of obesity. But researchers have found that it plays a controlling role in other genes that are related to obesity factors such as cholesterol, body mass index and glucose levels.

With this discovery researchers are hopeful that treatment for obesity-related diseases like heart disease and diabetes will be more effective. However it will take further studies to better understand the intricacies of how these genes affect one another and why.

If you have been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes or any other severe condition, you should speak with a Georgia long-term disability representative. While you are unable to work as you go through treatment and recovery, long-term disability benefits can help to offset your income.

If you have been denied disability benefits or you need assistance in filing your application, a Georgia long-term disability representative can help you.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.