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Just Thinking You Have the Fat Gene Can Make You Fat

Your genes definitely play a role in what you weigh, but a surprising new study says it's not necessarily as set in stone as you may think. A few years ago, science discovered over 30 potential genes on 12 chromosomes that may affect our body mass index (BMI), meaning some of us have a genetic makeup that makes us more likely to earn an expanding waistline.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Epigenetic changes induced by diet and exercise are far more powerful predictors of future weight gain than genetic propensity.  However, the power of suggestion may be even greater.


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