Obesity and Nature vs Nurture
I have just read an intriguing insight into the obesity dilemma by Mike Gibney, Director of the Institute of Food and Health at University College Dublin.
Mike addresses the question - why do some people get fat? Is it our differing levels of self control and self discipline? Is the more appropriate query between genetic factors and our modern environment? Mike sniffs out any nonsense verdicts with his acute ability to read between the lines.
In this informative article Mike explores a number of related studies to support theories why genetic influences change with age and why he believes these influences on our behaviour is far more important than basic biological responses such as digestion, absorption and metabolism.
Mike appears not to agree with thought held by the 'high priests of nutrition' and even considers the impact of assortative mating; the impact on child genes by two overweight parents.
Read the full article here - http://gibneyonfood.blogspot.it/2012/12/obesity-and-nature-v-nurture-re-visited.html