Tendency towards obesity is really in the genes

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ever wonder why some people can eat anything they want without gaining weight, while others fight a year round battle of the bulge? British researchers confirmed yesterday what many weight-watchers and ...

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Tutenkamen

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Apr 13, 2007
 
Mrs Webster wrote:
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Okay...go be hospitalized, live on chicken broth and water for a week and gain 7 lbs in the process and have everyone tell you that you're lazy and weak. Tell me how'd you feel?
Great. NEXT!!!!!!!!!
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#55
Apr 13, 2007
 
Mrs Webster wrote:
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Figures.
You know what they say about guys with big flashy cars....
they're skinny?
Marlins Gurl

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Apr 13, 2007
 
woody hayes wrote:
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they're skinny?
certain parts of them are
Yvette Greene

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Apr 13, 2007
 
It was already obvious that the way that people have a strong tendency to put on or take off weight is genetic to a large extent. There are many families where MOST of the people, even extended family members, are large, and other families where almost everyone is very skinny.
Very often, the larger people are not eating appreciably more than the skinnier people. Everyone probably knows at least a few people who can and do eat truly massive amounts of food and never gain a pound, and then people who are the exact opposite.

We are animals. It is no different than with livestock. Special breeding is done to produce fatter animals who will provide more meat. Genes have a great deal to do with most traits.

Perhaps the fact that science is finally providing proof of what most of us have already figured out, will make the nasty prejudices against "overweight" people diminish. If you are lucky enough to not put on weight no matter how much you eat, count yourself fortunate, although if you develop a very serious illness, and start losing alarming amounts of weight, you might wish that you could be like the other group!
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#58
Apr 13, 2007
 
I have been saying my diet should not make me gain the weight I have gained tho I am inactive due to knee problems, but this goes back to pre knee problems. I am probably a bit to old to benefit from the findings but I sure hope it will help others.
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#59
Apr 13, 2007
 
I'm a biochemistry professor and can explain it all to you quite simply.

For most of human evolution, we lived a feast or famine existence. When food was plentiful we feasted and put on weight to see us through the lean times. We all have the genetic disposition to do this only some people are more efficient at storing fat than others. They would have been the most common survivors and left their genes most frequently in the gene pool.

Through most of human existence food was relatively scarce, seasonal and unprocessed. This prevented a preponderance of fat (and tall) people in generations that came before the industrial revolution. Mechanized farming and food processing (in which sugar and fat could be concentrated in foods) gave us more plentiful and richer foods. The food industry continued to optimize the richness and tastiness of foods to the present day using all sorts of tricks in biochemistry and genetics on farm animals and crops.

So, much richer, more plentiful, and cheaper food is available at all times of the year. It is also advertised constantly in all the media to further tempt us.

It remains within the genes of all humans to overeat unless other factors intervene. Overeating is the default setting in the human genome. You may not overeat because you are highly motivated to stay healthy or to stay in shape, because you are poor and cannot afford a rich diet, or because you do arduous work that consumes a great deal of calories.

Most of us tend to consume more calories than we burn not because we are lazy and don't care to exercise, but because we work long hours (most people hold two or more jobs today) and have no time for formal exercise. Moreover, the odd and prolonged hours that we work prevent us from eating on a regular schedule so that our hunger tends to build up and we overdo it when we do sit down to a meal. Most Americans are borderline diabetics with wild insulin swings because of the way we miss meals and then overcompensate when we do eat. A further complication is that the American food industry and restaurant industry wants us to buy more, so they sell us bigger servings than are good for us. We fall into a trap of eating what is put before us, assuming it is healthy if it is packaged by a large corporation or served my a well-known restaurant.

There are many unfortunate Americans with physiological or psychological disorders that compell them to eat too much or to put on inordinate amounts of weight even though they eat sparingly. However, most of us are overweight simply because we eat slightly too much from day to day for all the reasons I mentioned.

With our legal and economic structure in America, there really isn't much that can be done except on an individual personal level, but that means you all have to educate yourselves and fight off the temptations and biological drives that confront you 24-7.
soozee

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Apr 19, 2007
 
Hi, I had to get in on this. I was adopted and always had a weight problem. I work out 45 min. each day, treadmill/yoga/weights, I don't eat fast food, I don't eat junk food. I eat very healthy. I am still 30 lbs. overweight. I have low thyroid and low blood sugar, low blood pressure. I have to fight to stay only 30 lbs. overweight. I can easily balloon up to 210, been there, done that! When I found my birth family they all have the same health problems, only they eat chips, go to McD's, late night snacks and no exercize. They are all over 210.....and we are all very short women, from 4'11" to 5'3". I am 5'3". I still have to work on my weight, every day, for the rest of my life. Can't let up, I'm 60 now and don't want it to kill me. If you don't hear from me again, consider me gone!!!
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Apr 19, 2007
 
soozee wrote:
Hi, I had to get in on this. I was adopted and always had a weight problem. I work out 45 min. each day, treadmill/yoga/weights, I don't eat fast food, I don't eat junk food. I eat very healthy. I am still 30 lbs. overweight. I have low thyroid and low blood sugar, low blood pressure. I have to fight to stay only 30 lbs. overweight. I can easily balloon up to 210, been there, done that! When I found my birth family they all have the same health problems, only they eat chips, go to McD's, late night snacks and no exercize. They are all over 210.....and we are all very short women, from 4'11" to 5'3". I am 5'3". I still have to work on my weight, every day, for the rest of my life. Can't let up, I'm 60 now and don't want it to kill me. If you don't hear from me again, consider me gone!!!
or at the nearest steak n shake.
sir kick ass a lot

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Apr 22, 2007
 
wow, your real name is "The More You Know?"
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Your pathetic..unlike the school yard kid who at least teases and taunts in the open, you're hiding behind pathetic little screen names. I am not obese, and I love to exercise, but I also know that I cannot judge someone who's shoes I have not walked in. Maybe you'd feel better about yourself if you did the same.

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Feb 11, 2013
 
They need to diet
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Feb 24, 2013
 
Yeah Right wrote:
Congratulations! You have just sanctioned those greedy OUT OF CONTROL people in the 150-1000lb bracket to continue to over eat more...."it's in my genes, I can't help it" will become their theme song and mission statement.
What about self-control, huh. Thank God OVER-EATING is not in my family or my husband's family genes.

I have del15q which people on here should know is Prader Willi Syndrome.

I genuinely have hypotonicity and a lower metabolic rate combined with unrelenting high Grehlin levels.

I'm disgusted with your holier than thou attitude. People like you make my life a misery.

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