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MSNBC reports that while the fast food industry is the current whipping boy as society tries to figure who and what is to blame for the obesity problem plaguing the US, there are new studies suggesting that genetic issues are far more to blame than previously believed.

Essentially, people’s DNA may determine whether they have fast metabolisms that can survive on little fuel, thus keeping them slim, or slower metabolisms that require more fuel and therefore keep them heavier.

The problem is that scientists believe that they are at least five years away from coming up with gene therapies that will address these issues. Which is why for morbidly obese people, stomach-stapling surgery suddenly is becoming a far more acceptable alternative than it used to be.
KC's View:
If they want to start testing genetically modified organisms that can help address these issues, we’ll be first in line to volunteer.

Well, maybe second in line.