Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a fascinating growth hormone that performs many functions in our brain. Its involvement helps to support neurons and neuronal growth. In addition, it plays a role in long-term memory -- and it also is important in obesity.
Researchers refer to weight as 'highly heritable'. This means that genetics - along with diet and lifestyle - plays a big role in your propensity to gain weight.[ref][ref]
BDNF and its link to weight:
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Genetic variants only give you part of the picture -- your lifestyle, diet, gut microbes, and environment all interact with your genes.
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