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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.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Losing weight is easy.  Keeping it off is hard.  It is not an act of will, but an act of constant calorie restriction for a lifetime as evidenced by limited number of successful long-term subjects recorded in the National Weight Registry.  Of course, gastric bypass surgery also does a good job of lifetime calorie restriction. The beauty of the Zone Diet is that it provides calorie restriction without hunger or fatigue.

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