Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fighting fat: Obesity is gene linked but losing weight is an act of will

Fighting fat: Obesity is gene linked but losing weight is an act of will


"You might be able to blame your genes for weighing more and increasing your risk of obesity, but you can no longer blame your genes for failing to lose weight, a comprehensive study has found.
Carriers of the FTO gene are known to be on average 3 kilos (6.6lbs) heavier and 70% more likely to be obese. However, researchers at Newcastle University…report that in a review of eight studies involving over 9,000 people, carrying this gene did not prevent them losing weight."

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