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    Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    Study of 5000 sets of twins points the fat finger more at genetics.

    Nature tops nurture in childhood obesity: study | Health | Reuters


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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Study of 5000 sets of twins points the fat finger more at genetics.

    Nature tops nurture in childhood obesity: study | Health | Reuters
    Oh, genes as in genetics. I thought the study was blaming GENE Chizik for overweight players. I don't think Shep would allow that.



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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    I don't think that genes are all there is to it, but I believe they play a lot bigger role than some people would like to acknowledge. I'm at the other end of the spectrum where I could eat as much as I wanted to, live a totally sedentary lifestyle, and still be skinny.

    However, all that said, when I lived in Australia I saw about 2 or 3 obese people a day and I lived in a city with millions of people.




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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I don't think that genes are all there is to it, but I believe they play a lot bigger role than some people would like to acknowledge. I'm at the other end of the spectrum where I could eat as much as I wanted to, live a totally sedentary lifestyle, and still be skinny.

    However, all that said, when I lived in Australia I saw about 2 or 3 obese people a day and I lived in a city with millions of people.
    I don't see any obese people on some days. And then other days I leave the house. I cannot believe how many people in America are just huge.


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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    Fact of the matter is... If you eat alot, you will get fat. No matter what type of genes you got. Amazing right?



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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    hmm... my response to that study: Tell me something I don't already know.

    Of course genetics determines how easy it is for a person to be obese. However, that does not mean they can't avoid it.



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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone711 View Post
    Fact of the matter is... If you eat alot, you will get fat. No matter what type of genes you got. Amazing right?
    What if I have really loose jeans and I try to hide it? Maybe with a sweater around my waist?


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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    I blame it on eating poorly (understatement), job stress, and generally being a total head case.

    However, I am working with a trainer and learning how to eat. (beyond open mouth insert food)

    Yes, my mother has always been big, but I blame myself for my weight.



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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    Dieting is simple. If it tastes good,.... spit it out. Amazing that it works!



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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I don't see any obese people on some days. And then other days I leave the house. I cannot believe how many people in America are just huge.
    Shopping at Wal-Mart again??



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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    As a comedian once said, "You are what you eat. You eat a lot of fat and greasy food, you become a fat and greasy dude..."


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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    I'm on a meal plan right now, and honestly it isn't that bad. If you just make the decision and plan to stick to it, I honestly think anybody can do it. That said, I cheated on it for the first time in a month yesterday. Work brought in Pizza. Jerks.




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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    I've found that fat people wear stretchy cotton more so than jeans... Why did they spell that with a G?


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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    Just another thing to blame on someone else.
    Its nice not be obese anymore (technically, I still feel obese sometimes) but according to the BMI I am just overweight.


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    Re: Study Blames Genes for Being Obese

    I tend to obesity, though I beat my body hard enough in order to stay fit.

    In fact, I'm pretty buff, if I say so myself.

    At least the lazy and unmotivated have yet another excuse to be slobs...
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