Researchers Discover An Obesity Master Gene Which Could Be The Main Reason Why Weight Loss Is Difficult

Top Quote Researchers from King's College London and the University of Oxford have discovered a master gene that causes obesity. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 20, 2011 - Researchers have found master regulator genes which cause obesity. This research is great news for people who suffer from chronic obesity.This gene is also linked to diabetes and cholesterol and controls the behaviour of genes inside fat cells.

    Kate Jones from says "This research plays a major role in helping to fight the obesity epidemic we are facing as a world today. The statistics show that twice as many people worldwide are obese compared to that of the 1980's. "

    She continues "If Genes are what is making people fatter and unable to lose weight then; it sheds some responsibility on those people who are desperately trying to lose weight with no success"

    This research undertaken by King's College London and the University of Oxford seems extremely promising for people suffering from the obesity epidemic that is prevalent in today's society.

    This new discovery may help with creating new treatments for diabetes and heart disease.

    The KL14 gene is linked to cholesterol levels and diabetes and up until now the link between these 2 diseases was not known. The initial findings were taken from a study of 600 fat samples from people in Iceland as fat plays a key role in all metabolic disease such as obesity and diabetes.

    "More and more people today are on one diet or another yet we do not seem to be able to fight this obesity epidemic" explains Kate at

    Half a billion adults and one in 10 are obese today. $147billion dollars a year is used in America's health care system fighting obesity related illnesses. The UK is also not far behind with nearly two-thirds of the adult population classified as obese.

    The statistics for the rising obesity rates worldwide do not seem promising however new research is shedding light on the scientific reasons why we do not seem to be able to lose weight effectively. If genes are programming our health then we have to look into those factors for long term well being of our populations.
    Kate Jones can relate to the struggles most obese people face when trying to lose weight, as she was once 35pounds overweight which led her to suffer from a host of health problems.

    As a keen weight loss researcher, Kate was finally able to lose this excess weight and now shares her tips and advice on losing weight safely and healthy eating. Kate shares her advice and tips at her website

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