The Role of Genes in the Obesity Epidemic – Dr. Michael Greger – NutritionFacts.org

The obesity “fat gene” accounts for less than 1% of the differences in size between people.

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Of course it’s not our genes! Our genes didn’t suddenly change 40 years ago. At the same time, though, in a certain sense, it could be thought of as all in our genes. That’s the topic of my next video The Thrifty Gene Theory: Survival of the Fattest (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-t…).

This is the 2nd in an 11-video series on the obesity epidemic. If you missed the first one, check out The Role of Diet vs. Exercise in the Obesity Epidemic (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-r…).

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Thanks for watching. I hope you’ll join in the evidence-based nutrition revolution! -Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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