Re: Human Evolution and Obesity
13 Oct 1995 15:39:27 GMT (UrOpiate) wrote:
>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... to say weight is genetically predisposed in our gentic line is
>highly abstract if not fruitless....

The important point in my mind is that the fat is fused to the skin
rather than to internal organs, and this feature is shared with aquatic
animals and wallowers etc. but not with chimps and other primates.

James Borrett