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Is there a way that heredity affects body weight like eds?
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Dr. Ricardo Alvillar
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes
Pima indians of the desert southwestern us live where food is scarce.
Therefore, a gene that makes food storage into fat very efficient so that they survive the desert. Taken out of the desert, and fed a standard american diet, they will gain weight. Similar genes are certainly present that will soon be described once the human genome is fully known.

In brief: Yes
Pima indians of the desert southwestern us live where food is scarce.
Therefore, a gene that makes food storage into fat very efficient so that they survive the desert. Taken out of the desert, and fed a standard american diet, they will gain weight. Similar genes are certainly present that will soon be described once the human genome is fully known.
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