A New Study Shows Genetics Are Not Why You’re Fat

A new study reveals that your diet, not your genes, is what controls how your body stores fat. The food and drink you consume alter chemicals in your gut and influences the weight gain, not the genetics. They also pinpointed what causes fat to accumulate at the waist, which could help to combat type 2 diabetes.They say understanding how different chemical reactions in the gut change the way the body handles fat means people could change their diet or medication to control their body weight.  One researcher said the study is “exciting work” and “opens up many ways to use food as medicine.”