Thursday, March 30, 2017

'Obesity gene' does not hinder weight loss

This article is about how the discovered "obesity gene" might not be all it is cracked up to be. Through several trials of researchers trying to figure out the genetic aspects of obesity, they tested the gene FTO. This gene has a high association with obesity along with a few other genes. The results turned out that this gene has no correlation with weight gain/lost as it pertains to their experiment. I believe this information is important to know. When it comes to genetics, it goes without saying that genes can affect a person's body type. On the other hand, that doesn't mean we should pin the hopes of weight and body management on genes, rather than traditional methods that are proven to work.


Science of Metabolism

1 comment:

  1. I agree that there is probably a correlation between genes and obesity, but correlation does not imply causation. It is good that people are realizing that it is not a gene causing the weight but choices we all make.