Let's face it. Whether or not we recognize it, our societies are under pressure to remain in shape and, in particular, to remain weak. And many times, some judgment is given to those who do not achieve this grave purpose.
And although there is an increase in the body's positivity in society, the many weights still haunt many of us. Now, a study has come to say that we can actually have less control than we thought about our body mass.
In the largest study of this type, researchers from Cambridge have studied the tendencies for weight gain. They found that thin people are genetically predisposed to be much thinner than overweight people.
"This study shows for the first time that healthy thin people are usually thin because they have a lower weight of genes that increase the chance of being overweight rather than because they are morally superior, as some people say Professor Sadaf Faruki at the Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolism at the University of Cambridge.
So maybe it's time to stop blaming things like a trend for high calorie diets and a sedentary lifestyle. Because, although these things may have contributed to the increase in obesity in recent years, there are many people who eat what they like and remain weak.
Faruki's team compares DNA to some 14000 people and what they found out what genes give us a code about how our body works and changes. The team has discovered several generic genetic variants that have already been identified as playing a role in obesity, but more importantly, they have discovered new genetic regions associated with severe obesity and subtlety.