Is there an obesity gene?

When I first heard about the discovery of a potential obesity gene on the news, I ignored it …. Nonetheless, I decided to read the research paper in its pre-publication form. Even though it is an incredibly scientifically dense paper, rich in genetic jargon, it finally did it begin to make sense.

A new obesity suspect

The number of overweight and obese has been remarkably stable for the past several years at about two-thirds of the adult population, but a greater number of adults are moving from a classification of being simply overweight to being labeled as obese. Maybe there's a new suspect.