Scientists have found that men with a certain gene variation have a tendency to get a flabby stomach.

The men were more likely to become overweight and to put on fat around their abdomen.

Experts say other factors – such as diet and exercise – also play a role in obesity.

It appears, however, that some men may be genetically programmed to get a beer belly as they get older if they lead an unhealthy lifestyle. Get the fat scoop here.