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Some people may have an ‘obesity gene’

Some women may get more benefit than others from exercise, and genes are part of the reason why, a new study finds. Women who had certain genetic markers gained weight after following a strength-training regimen for a year, whereas women who didn't have those markers lost weight after following the same regimen, according to the study, which looked at genes that have been linked in previous research with an increased risk of obesity.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

If you have an “obesity gene,” it means you should spend more time trying to induce satiety by following an anti-inflammatory diet instead of exercising more, which makes you even hungrier.

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