Sunday, May 15, 2011

Master Switch Gene for Fatness - OK

Scientists have found that a gene linked to diabetes and cholesterol is a "master switch" that controls other genes found in fat in the body, and say it should help in the search for treatments for obesity-related diseases.

Americans are getting fatter by the generation not because of genes, but because their diet and exercise regimen is atrocious. Highlighting poorly understood DNA influences obscures environmental influences, or even creates the mindset to ignore environment, i.e. nurture, which of course is politically convenient.

1'Scientists find "master switch" gene for obesity' - Reuters

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