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Proof: Your Weight Is Almost Entirely Genetic

Genetics plays a greater part in our body composition that we think.

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Person's genetic makeup determines how well his body naturally 'resists' fat gain during overeating, and also where his body tends to store fat.  Some people are genetically predisposed to gaining fat, and others are genetically... more »Person's genetic makeup determines how well his body naturally 'resists' fat gain during overeating, and also where his body tends to store fat.  Some people are genetically predisposed to gaining fat, and others are genetically predisposed to gaining fat in unhealthy places. Your genes determine, to a large extent, how likely you are to become obese, or how hard you'll have to work to remain lean if you're genetically predisposed to obesity.  This is one of the reasons why it's unfair to judge obese people for their fatness.  Of course behavior does matter, but a) most obese people were dealt a more challenging hand than most lean people, and b) behavior is also strongly heritable, so even that isn't freely chosen. 03-19-2015 8:20pm

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