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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Blame The Genes

If you can't control yourself around sweets, the researchers at the University of Toronto think they know the reason why. In their most recent study, they found that people with genetic quirk drank 44% more sugary drinks, ate 34% more sweets, and consumed 100 to 200 more calories a day from the extra sugar. These people weighed more and had bigger waists. According to them, the gene variation may make it hard for our body to sense blood sugar changes, so the brain doesn't get the signal to stop eating.

But here's the sad news, I've read that there is no remedy for this. The only solution they recommend is for us to to try counting our overall calorie intake so there'll be more room for occasional treats.

Thank You Monica!!!


Monica said...

thanks for sharing this Liza! ;-)

blueyes said...

It bothers me when universities come up with the most asinine theories and they sometimes get published. You simply cannot blame eating disorders on genes. It is how you were fed as a child, what you eat as an adult and your exercise.

Dora said...

That's sad news. I'm overweight. :(

Ebie said...

I am lucky, I do not have a sweet tooth.

Anya said...

I have no overweight :)
But its not nice news for the people they have overweight :(
Thanks for the story !!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Eating raw is the best way I've found to beat the blood sugar blues. Happy WW

Cascia said...

That study doesn't surprise me. Genetics do play a big part in what we do. But we can control ourselves and chose to eat better. The first thing I would do is clean out your refrigerator and pantry. Get rid of all the junk in the first place. Then make sure that you have plenty of fresh fruit around for when you get one of those cravings. Natural sugars from fruit are the better for you.

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