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Healthy-Obesity Gene Found, But Genes Aren’t Everything.

Austrian researchers have discovered a possible genetic explanation for why about a quarter of obese people are "metabolically healthy"-meaning they don't have the risk factors for type 2 diabetes. In their mice study, published in the journal Cell, the researchers were able to determine that high levels of a molecule called HO-1 was linked to poor metabolic health and a higher risk for diabetes in people who are obese.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

No one has perfect genes, but you can overcome a bad genetic hand by working on the things alter epigenetics and, therefore, the expression of your genes. Those things are your diet, exercise, and stress reduction.

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