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

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. A variant of a gene called AKT1, for example, can raise the risk of psychosis - but only if the carrier smokes a lot of marijuana.

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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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