We often blame our genetics for issues with weight and weight loss. While certain genes are linked to obesity, a new study conducted in Europe shows that the “obesity gene” does not actually make it harder for people that are overweight to lose the excess weight. After reviewing data from tens of thousands of people both with and without the gene, the study concluded those with the “obesity gene” have the same ability to lose weight as those who do not have the gene. Read more about the study here
This study is great news for those that may have the “obesity gene”, as it’s further evidence that weight loss programs, such as ReShape® can help you. With ReShape, dual intragrastic balloons are inserted into your stomach and remain for six months, to help you feel full and more satisfied, they also act as a jump start to your weight loss. You’ll also receive personalized coaching to help you learn healthy new habits and make permanent lifestyle changes. After six months the weight loss balloons are removed, but you’ll continue to work with your coaches who will help you stay on track with your weight loss goals. Many ReShape patients credit the extra six months of coaching for helping them lose additional pounds, even after the intragastric balloons are removed. Hear from real ReShape patients.