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Human tendency for obesity not result of evolutionary adaption to survive famine

07:05 EDT 23 Sep 2016 | Genetic Literacy Project
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Scientists have found that nearly all common obesity-related genes didn’t actually evolve from an evolutionary advantage from our ancestors, who would have suffered periods of time without food.  … The idea, coined the “thrifty gene hypothesis” by James Neel in 1962, suggests that the elimination of famine in developed countries, means that genes once useful […]

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