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Over Eating Linked to Genetic Predisposition

Overeating Linked to Genetic Predisposition

A recent study by the University of Copenhagen discovered that some humans might be predisposed to overeat. Researchers studied nearly 1200 pigs because of their genomic similarities to humans, and found that pigs with certain genetic variants were more likely to eat more than other pigs. The human implications allow that in the future a simple blood test may determine if an individual is genetically predisposed to overeat, and therefore determine if they are at risk for obesity, diabetes, and other diseases. Read the full article here. Rosewood Tempe helps their clients develop a healthy relationship with food. We offer a comprehensive nutrition program that teaches people to identify harmful food rituals, construct comfortable associations with food, understand nutrition and normal body functions, and more. Read more about our nutrition program here.

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