We all know at least one person who can eat whatever they want, whenever they want and still stay skinny. Now, research has shown that this can be greatly influenced by a gene in our bodies. That's why some people have a difficult time losing weight, while for others it may be a breeze.
The gene in our bodies that is normally responsible for what rate we lose weight at and is called the adipose gene.
Research has shown that this gene can be turned on or off.
When this gene is turned down, your more susceptible to gaining weight. When it's turned up, you can burn fat faster.
This means that a variety of factors can cause this gene to be activated or deactivated.
This probably could be done by exercise, diet, or other methods.
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