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Can You Turn Off Your Fat Genes?

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to do very well on a diet and exercise plan, while others seem to fail with the same plan? Much of this is due to the fact that everyone has a unique body type that will respond differently to a specific workout or nutrition plan. This is a concept known …

Fitness

Do These Genes Make Me Look Fat?

A new study zeroes in on a bit of a DNA that leads to ‘obesity-prone behaviors’ if it gets out of whack.<p>Las Vegas has long been the philosophic …

Obesity Gene Makes People Fat By Triggering Hunger, Scientists Find

By Ben Hirschler<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have unraveled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering increased hunger, opening up potential new ways to fight a growing global health problem.<p>A common variation in the FTO gene affects one in six of the population, …

Mutations In A Metabolism Gene Could Predispose Some People To Severe Obesity

It's no secret that some people put on weight faster than others. But for the first time, scientists have identified a gene that is responsible for metabolism, or the rate at which a person's body burns calories. And for some people who have been obese since they were children, that particular gene …