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

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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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