Genes influence where fat is stored in human bodies!

Scientists found out that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts, presence of fat in body is highly influenced by genetic factors. It is predominantly seen in women, they added.

“We know that women and men tend to store fat differently – women have the ability to more easily store fat on the hips and legs, while men tend to accumulate fat around the abdomen to a higher extent,” says lead author Mathias Rask-Andersen, researcher at the department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University.