Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Dagga now also being used on animals > 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: Dagga now also being used on animalsHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Testicular cancer survivor: 'My testicle doubled in size' Natural Health Why are biologics so expensive? Diet and nutrition It can take months to break bad eating habits Medical Childhood chemo may have lasting effects on memory Medical Back pain patients with depression get more opioids Mental health 'Rogue' genes may be the cause of some ALS cases From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.