It isn’t just your diet or lack of exercise that might be setting you up for diabetes or a serious battle with the bulge.
Researchers from San Francisco and France have the best evidence yet that a gene is at least partly to blame for our burgeoning rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes, not to mention hypertensio, heart disease and some forms of cancer.
Scientists believe that the best preventive measure, unlucky genes or not, is to refrain from the ice cream and strain at the gym.
“Blame your parents,” said Dr. Ira Goldfine, one of the study’s authors and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, “but you have to keep your weight down. You have to do regular exercise.”
Scientists have long suspected that our genetic makeup could be behind many cases of insulin resistance, one of the contributors to diabetes and heart problems. Much of the previous research, however, has actually ruled out the primary genetic suspects rather than implicating them.

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