Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness Here’s how this guy channelled his inner Iron Man to better his body in 8 weeks Medical 5 things you could be allergic to over the festive season Lifestyle Breast implants may increase your risk of a rare type of cancer Parenting Soft furniture no cushion against falls for young kids Fitness Kettlebell vs. barbell – the experts weigh in on these workout tools Sex Should you break up with your partner? Here are 5 ways to tell From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier HIV/AIDS » 5 ridiculous things some people still believe about HIV/Aids It’s time to shine the light on some of the ridiculous and far-fetched perceptions about HIV that people still have. Fitness » 7 strange things that happened to my body during my first marathon Earlier this year, Health24 writer Marelize Wilke ran her first ever full marathon. She tells us about the effects it had on her body.