Discovery Fit & Health
Whether obesity is a genetic disorder still remains unclear. However, science appears to be leaning toward saying, "kind of." In fact, what appears to be the case is that obesity comes about from a combination of our environment, such as a poor diet and lack of exercise, and our genes. Just how these two things interact is still up for debate.
Recent discoveries do seem to point toward a genetic bias for overeating and not exercising, as well as increased fat storage and decreased ability to use fat as fuel. This, combined with a past theory that a tendency to be overweight comes from a person's ancestral ability to survive famine, has scientists putting increased thought into the genetics versus obesity debate.
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