Found, the gene that makes a third of women pile on the pounds: Mutated DNA strand can increase chance of gaining a stone

Ladies, if you’re having trouble squeezing into your jeans … blame your genes.The hereditary material that leads to women – but not men – putting on weight has been identified by scientists. Almost a third of women are thought to have a mutated stretch of DNA that fuels the development of fatty tissue and makes those with it two and a half times as likely to put on more than a stone. But before the men start sniggering, scientists say they have their own rogue ‘fat gene’ that can cause them to binge on high-calorie junk food. The discoveries offer hope for the future creation of tests to pick out those at highest risk of losing the battle of the bulge.….more


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