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Gene Test Claims To Show What Diet Works Best

• AP

Diet not working? Blame your genes. That's the pitch behind a new test that claims to show whether people will do better on a low-fat or a low-carb weight loss plan.

We're all hard-wired with DNA that controls how we burn and store calories from various foods, and the test claims to sort out this machinery. A study this week found that women on diets well-matched to their genes, as defined by the test, lost roughly five times more weight than those on mismatched diets.


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Comment by Richard Stone
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 The simple fact is that almost all people that are overweight is because they eat too much and exercise too little. Sure there are a very very small percentage that have some rare medical condition. But the solution is very easy, get off your ass and stop eating so much and stop looking for or making excuses. Take responsibilty for your own actions and your own condition. If it were a genetics or some special DNA thing we would have had as many overweight people a 100 years ago, but we didn't. Duh!