Missing Link

 

Dna Strands with HemoglobinThe answer to fighting obesity may not be through diet and exercise, but rather through gene manipulation. Health experts are studying how this genetic link can be manipulated, and possibly even reversed. New research suggests there exists a faulty version of the FTO gene in some patients, which causes fat to be stored as energy rather than burned off. These new findings could open the door to pharmaceutical companies creating specific gene-targeted drugs with long lasting and life altering benefits.

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