Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Fast-growing HIV epidemic in Philippines > Health-in-Motion 02 December 2016 FTO gene Some of us might be tempted to blame our genes for not being able to lose weight as easily as other folks, but new research shows that believe to be erroneous. While it is true that people who carry the so-called FTO gene are more likely to be obese and tend to weigh an average of three kilograms more than their peers, scientists who recently reviewed eight studies involving over 9,000 individuals have discovered that carrying this gene does not, in fact, prevent you from losing weight. 0 More: Daily Dose: Fast-growing HIV epidemic in PhilippinesHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News 2016 Health of the Nation Survey Medical Fast-growing HIV epidemic in Philippines Medical Breast cancer prevention drug no use beyond 5 years Lifestyle Injectables: Fact vs. fiction Parenting Baby teethers in US contain bisphenol-A Medical SEE: How to sit correctly From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.