Monday, August 12, 2013

Maybe you're not fat; Maybe you are just a "mutant"

It seems no matter what you read in the scientific literature today you read about this gene and that gene.  Genes are everywhere – literally.  

Now we may come to realize some obesity may be a genetic mutation.  A gene called MRAPZ – now, that would be a good name for a first born – when disabled caused mice to gain twice as much weight as their siblings.  

It is rare in humans but may explain why some people have such a hard time losing weight.  How many people do you and I know who have a hard time losing weight?  

As a Florida Plastic Surgeon, I encounter "hard losers" frequently

Hmm – maybe it is more common than we think.


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