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Fatness: It's in Our Genes

Next time you’re looking a little bloated, the problem might be your jeans. No, not those jeans, your gene-genes. According to the Associated Press researchers have found another gene responsible for obesity:
Unlike other genes thought to be involved with appetite or calorie burning, scientists have no idea yet what FTO is supposed to do.

But research published in Friday's edition of the journal Science shows strong evidence of a link. Using blood samples provided by more than 38,000 people, scientists found that those who had one copy of the gene variation had a 30 percent increased risk of obesity, and carriers of two copies had almost a 70 percent increased risk.
I wonder, is this more rhetoric for the blame it on your genetics argument?
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