Re: Human Evolution and Obesity

UrOpiate (
10 Oct 1995 05:12:01 -0400

the problem with this line of inquiry is that it ignores that weight gain
is directly associated with the amount and control of available
resources...look at the !Kung in SAfrica....very little body fat...very
little food available...look at the US...lots of food..lots of fat
people.... to say weight is genetically predisposed in our gentic line is
highly abstract if not fruitless....weight and body fat are dependent. on
many being that we have not be required to hang from trees
for 5 million years...