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Americans Blame Obesity On Willpower, Despite Evidence It’s Genetic

Obesity specialists said the survey painted an alarming picture. They said the findings went against evidence about the science behind the disease, and showed that outdated notions about obesity persisted, to the detriment of those affected.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Genes don’t change, but epigenetics and inflammation can be easily altered by diet.  If the energy balance mechanism in the brain becomes dysfunctional then you will consume more calories.  If the hedonic mechanisms in the brain become dysfunctional, then you will eat more calories.  If you develop insulin resistance, then you will eat more calories as you develop a fat trap.  All of these are diet-influenced, but somehow that fact never made into the article.

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