PERSONALIZATION #11: GENETICS OF BODY FAT? Where the fat is located on your body is determined by your genes.

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PERSONALIZATION #11: GENETICS OF BODY FAT? Where the fat is located on your body is determined by your genes. Identical twins usually have about the same amount of body fat and the limps and bumps of body fat are also identical. You can change the amount of body fat and there are some identical twins where one is overweight or obese and the other is not, but even in those cases the fat pattern or shape is the same. There are many genes involved. Studies have found that some genes program total body weight, others abdominal fat and and others program metabolic conditions such as diabetes. Among these groups of genes there is an overlap so that many genes increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Why are there so many genes involved in abdominal fat ? Abdominal fat plays an important role in the adaptation to starvation. It is the first place you gain or lose weight and so it is the preferred place to store fat to protect against starvation. Throughout human history, there was not enough food to eat until about 200 years ago with the development of industrial agriculture. In the last 50 years, our genes changed very little but our food supply filled up with high fat/high sugar foods and drinks creating a global epidemic of type 2 diabetes. These genes determine fat distribution with lower body fat in women serving as a store of calories for pregnancy and breast feeding babies. The lower body fat genes do not increase the risk of diabetes or metabolic problems. Whatever your genes. Protein-Rich Shakes, Balanced Nutrition, and a Healthy Active Lifestyle can help you achieve your best personal shape!! #drdavidheber #genes #fat to learn more read Personalized Nutrition and Transformation by Heber and Bowerman and go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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