I ask because if you think about it - being fat can be passed down genetically.
Obviously humans didn't exactly live in super abundant times when we had to survive in nature - maybe some humans, so humans were relatively fit.
What I don't understand, is if the first person who was fat, was only fat due to over eating - then why would that gene get passed down, if that person was originally a normal weight with a standard functioning metabolism? Wouldn't their kid get that gene? How does fat become a genetic part of someone?
Like if someone dye's their skin blue and has a kid - that kids not going to be blue lol - or women dye their hair, and the kids hairs do not come out dyed - even though the composition of the hair has been permanently changed.
So I wonder if there was originally just bigger weight people? Maybe the lived in climates where it was colder and food was more scarce, so they had to have a bit extra to stay alive. Now that's not to say they we're obese - they still had to be healthy to live long and function so.
Also, bigger people if they lose weight, some hit a wall where it would be unhealthy for them to lose anymore weight at all - or their bodies just can't manage it.
I think it was a natural gene passed down through generations. What do you think?
It's a gene
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It's just from over eating and it's gets passed down to offspring because...explain...
Being fat is not natural. There are no genes that make someone fat. Genetics may increase *susceptibility* to becoming overweight (genes affect regulation of appetite, tendency to be inactive, ability to use dietary fats as fuel, capacity to store body fat, etc) - but just by themselves they cannot make someone fat.
The simple fact is, whatever genes you have, if you consume fewer calories than you use, you will not get fat.
I accept that it's unfair how some people can eat less than others before they start putting on weight, but that is not an excuse - and if you're overweight, regardless of whether or not genetics were partly responsible for that, you are still at increased risk of developing serious health problems.
Since the Neolithic age is passed, since this time started the first civilisation diseases. So with the beginning what we call civilisation, the beginning of culture.
With it is coming agriculture and cattle breeding. Before the humans ate meat, fishes, roots, weeds and seed. With the eating of milk.products a lot of people got allergic against lactose and/or albumine. By bread it is the gluten, what not all persons be able to eat.
Still nowadys a lot of East.Asians are not able to drink and eat milk.products!
In the USA a lot of people eat to much calories by their food. The junk food like Hamburgers, Mc Donald food and especially the much eating of ice.cream, which is in the USA very creamy force the problems to get obesed. So it give the term "American butt", ( f.e. "Ami-Hintern/Arsch" etc.) if a man has a big-round ass.
And this is unfortunately not rare!
So, just now you can pull off my ears and nail them at the next door. And I will observe the hammering. (smile)
The gene for weight retention came about during our hunter-gatherer days. During times when there weren't many resources, the people who stored the most fat from the times when food was abundant had the best chance of surviving. People who are descended from these ancestors are more likely be overweight simply because they are programed to store fat for lean times but we don't really suffer from lean times anymore.
I think certain people are more likely to become fat due to genetics, but I think it's mostly due to their own eating habits. I've seen skinny people come from fat families and vice versa. I think a big part of why fat people have fat kids is not only because of genetics but because these parents end up teaching their kids their own poor eating habits thus passing down obesity to the next generation.
There are many reasons why two people can eat the same amount and only one of them gains weight...thyroid, hormones, metabolism, how quickly they feel full when eating, exercise habits, and of course, eating habits.
So, there's not really a "fat" gene that get's passed down..it's all the other things like thyroid function, hormones, and such.
Example: There are two women, both eat the same amount and exercise the same out.
Woman #1 has a very low amount of thyroid hormones (not hypothyroid but just genetically has a low amount) in her body and she also has high estrogen levels compared to the average woman. She gains weight VERY easily.
Woman #2 has normal amounts of thyroid hormones and has relatively normal amounts of estrogen in her body. She remains thin.