Our brains are what make us fat, not just our eating habits. A variation in a single gene is associated with an increased risk for obesity, because it influences our appetite.
People who have inherited the gene variant NRXN3 have a 10-15% increased risk of being obese compared with people who do not have the variant. This is the third obesity-associated gene to be identified.
Researcher Robert Kaplan says, "We've known for a long time that obesity is an inherited trait, but specific genes linked to it have been difficult to find. A lot of factors (such as the types and quantity of foods you eat, how much you exercise, and how you metabolize foods) affect your body shape and size. So we are looking for genes that may have a small role to play in a complex situation."
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