Unhealthy lifestyle, caloric and fatty foods have, lack of physical activity play a crucial role in the formation of obesity. Along with this act and genetic factors. Scientists have discovered a gene Plexin D1, increasing the tendency to the figure, shaped like an Apple.
Gene Plexin D1 is responsible for the deposition of fat in the abdominal area. As a result fatty tissue captures the entire abdominal cavity organs, creates an obstacle for the normal functioning of the digestive and cardiovascular systems.
Excess fat increases the risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Scientists have discovered a gene in the experiment with fish zebrafish. This species has a transparent body that allows special techniques to paint the fatty tissue cells and to observe the process of fat deposition in the body.
The presence of Plexin D1 increased the likelihood of obesity among the fish in the abdominal area. Scientists believe that the results obtained can be correlated with the human body, it remains only to find a similar gene and learn how to affect him.