Genes behind obesity

Genes behind obesity

There are few gourmands who claim their metabolism or genes to justify their obesity. And yet it's not always a convenient excuse, since there are people who eat large portions and keep it thin.

The scientists at the University of Cambridge, headed by Professor Sadaf Faruki, gave the explanation for this ... enigma, confirming that this is largely due to DNA. Researchers who made the relevant publication in the journal Genetics PLoS Genetics analyzed data for 1,622 thin people, for 1,985 obese and 10,433 normal weight ones.

The research has managed to identify a number of genetic factors related to weight. According to the researchers, the genetic background plays a more important role than we thought. This explains why people who do sedentary lives and eat high calorie foods do not all grow the same.

In fact, the "lucky" genes are also bequeathed to the descendants, since three in four thin people come from equally thin parents.

"The new study shows for the first time that healthy thin people are generally thin because they have less ‘burden’ to their genes that increase the chance of becoming overweight, and not because they are morally superior as some people think. It's easy to rush someone to judge and criticize people for their weight, but science shows that things are much more complicated. We have much less control over our weight than we think, "said Professor Sadaf Faruki.

Of course this does not mean that we must metaphysically identify a genetic predisposition and justify everything with it. Besides, alas if man could not fix or change his fate!


Aggeliki Koskeridou

Holistic Doctor – Counseling Psychotherapist

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

MSc c. Health Psychology

insta: dr_aggelikikoskeridou_official 

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