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…).
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