Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

When you hear the word “lifestyle” you think of epigenetics.  Looking for genes like FTO to explain obesity is a waste of taxpayers money.  Searching for lifestyle interventions to change epigenetic marks has a far greater return on investment.

Diet and Exercise Work Despite Genetic Obesity Risk

Obese and overweight individuals with genetic risk factors for obesity respond as well as anybody else to diet and exercise, according to a meta-analysis of clinical trials evaluating weight-loss interventions.