July 23, 2013 | 3
A recent report in Science Magazine shows that mice that have certain genetic defects can eat exactly the same healthy diet as their genetically normal siblings, yet still gain weight to the point of obesity. This is further evidence that obesity is not necessarily about gluttony and lack of will, but about your body’s metabolic control system.
Gina Kolata of the New York Times wrote an excellent lay summary of the research.
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