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Is being over weight genetic?

Genetic obesity very much exists but this is not the only factor for obesity. Genes are the loaded gun, ‘but lifestyle pulls the trigger’ About 43% of population has genetic predisposition to obesity, which does not guarantee obesity, but makes it harder to lose weight. Most of the time, this predisposition is due to  obesity-associated gene , FTO. Regular exercise and a healthy diet reduces the risk of obesity for those with this gene.