Scientists Narrow in on Genetic Cause of Obesity

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It's no secret that a combination of greasy fast food and couch potatolike behavior has contributed to America's obesity epidemic.
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cktirumalai

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Apr 13, 2006
 
It was once thought that our lives were influenced by the stars. Even today a lot of people turn to the astrology section of the paper, probably as much out of curiosity as out of belief. Quite obviously the genes are within us and their influence can be profound, but I agree with one of the experts quoted that we should not let the genetic theory of obesity keep us from taking whatever constructive action we can.
Lance Winslow

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Apr 13, 2006
 
Bio-Fat Zapper is here?
Just Thinking

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Apr 13, 2006
 
I keep telling my wife that it's not the beer and pizza and now I have the proof!
cktirumalai

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Apr 14, 2006
 
To Just Thinking in Michigan: Is your wife persusaded?
Just Thinking

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Apr 18, 2006
 
cktirumalai wrote:
To Just Thinking in Michigan: Is your wife persusaded?
Nah, see thinks she's smarter than me and I think she's right.
cktirumalai

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Apr 19, 2006
 
Just Thinking: Good sense of humor--and a charitable one.
unbeatablpab

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Aug 29, 2006
 
The pizza is ok, but beer is no good. ,y dad had the same problem. He jogs 2-3 mles a day, but a while back he used to drink a lot of beer and got a bit of a beer belly and it never will go away, no matter how much he excercises. Food fat is removable through steady excercise, but not beer bellies. As for me, im 16 and have vowed to never drink or smoke so i dont have to end up like all the other poor suckers in the world that have ruined their lives and appearance by giving in to tempation and peer pressure (or were just dumb enough to start because they wanted to)
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Feb 1, 2012
 
Even today a lot of people turn to the astrology section of the paper, probably as much out of curiosity as out of belief. Quite obviously the genes are within us and their influence can be profound, but I agree with one of the experts quoted that we should not let the genetic theory of obesity keep us from taking whatever constructive action we can.

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Feb 1, 2012
 
Gloop.

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