Genetics Determine Weight Gain

Still perplexed at why the guy who loads up on carbs more than you do isn’t putting on the extra pounds? A recent study has proven that what really determines obesity or weight gain are your genes. Although diet and exercise still contribute significantly to the numbers on the scale.

“We’ve all seen those people who eat a lot and don’t gain weight. Our results are entirely consistent with that notion,” principal investigator Dr. Jake Lusis, a professor of medicine and human genetics and of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at the Geffen School of Medicine, told The Huffington Post. “It isn’t just all about how much we eat. Genes had a huge effect.”

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