Does Famine turn on a gene that can cause obesity?

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Alvin
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Does Famine turn on a gene that can cause obesity?

Post by Alvin » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:46 am

Is it true that If a child is born during a famine their granchildren are more likeluy to be obese/ overweight? I have heard that it "turns on " a gene. If this is true how does it happen and work?

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Post by kiekyon » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:27 pm

i dont think so :?

though it is true that obesity is the favoured trait especially during famine(because u can store more fat to convert to energy)

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