Destined for Fat

New research claims some people are born wired to be obese. Jeffrey Perkel of HealthDay News reports:
The brain circuitry that controls appetite might be wired differently in some people, and that could predispose them to obesity, California researchers suggest.


The study was conducted in rats, not humans, and yet it could ultimately lead to novel obesity treatments, said Philip Smith, director of the Office of Obesity Research at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

"It is not just about drugs that modify short-term appetite," he said, "there may be drugs that stimulate development of the appropriate neural pathways. So, it is an exciting, but very early, time in this field."

The study was published in the February issue of Cell Metabolism.
Don’t let your genetics stop you from living healthfully. Here’s a great quote from Dr. Fuhrman. Have a look:
We all have genetic weaknesses, but those weaknesses never get a chance to express themselves until we abuse our body with many, many years of mistreatment. Never forget, 99 percent of your genes are programmed to keep you healthy. The problem is that we never let them do their job.
Hey, my genetics mean I should be an ox-minded hot-tempered Italian guy, but, I’m really as cuddly as a teddy bear—wink-wink.
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