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Obesity gene may explain why some gain weight as they age.

TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A defective gene linked to obesity appears to affect impulse control and food choices. And this could explain why people with the gene have so much trouble maintaining a healthy weight as they age, a new U.S. study says.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

One of the primary causes of the activation of the FTO gene is increased cellular inflammation as we age.

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