Do Genes Make Us Fat?
Some people can eat whatever they want, whenever they want, and never gain an ounce. Others seem to put on weight just walking past a bakery. If you’re in the second category, life may feel a bit unfair.
Of course, many physical characteristics differ widely according to the genes we’ve inherited from our parents, including weight. Recent research indicates that dozens of genes affect body weight to some degree, most by only a tiny amount. Together, however, they significantly influence how likely you are to gain weight.
Food for Thought: How What You Eat Affects Your Brain
Optimal health depends upon careful calibration of opposing biological actions — contraction and relaxation of the heart, in breath and outbreath, wakefulness and sleep. If the heart repeatedly contracts too hard, or the breath is too deep, the body suffers.
Your Brain on Fast Acting Carbs What happens in the brain after eating too much refined carbohydrate? To answer this question, we gave twelve men with high BMI two milk…