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Gene Linked to Obesity Hasn’t Always Been a Problem, Study Finds

But the relative importance of certain genes may shift over the years, the new study suggests, as our environment changes. James Niels Rosenquist of Massachusetts General Hospital and his colleagues were inspired to conduct the study by recent research documenting how people's experiences alter the effects of their genes.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Genes don’t change rapidly, but epigenetics do.  This is why much of the gene research has led to dead ends because the problems of chronic disease are not genetic as much as they are epigenetic.

 

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