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

Among scientists who study how our DNA affects our weight, a gene called FTO stands out. "It's the poster child for the genetics of obesity," said Struan F. Grant, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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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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