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Comment from: admin [Member]
Actually over the generations overweight parents will usually go on to produce overweight kids; the idea being that the 'lack' or distress experienced in the womb as the provocative event may have been generations in the past, and now it is the thriftiness which is inherited. 'Thin' in the usual manner is not normally much of a maternal fetal constraint, and indeed may well be the optimum circumstance. Also, thriftiness may well take on non-girth manifestations, including heightened sensitivity to many types of stimulus, producing situations such as such as schizophrenia, ADHD and autism
10/14/08 @ 08:28
Comment from: Suzanne [Member] Email
Thank you for the clarification, Dr. D. This is interesting information. It supports the Biblical view that God’s perfect creation was marred by sin and is moving toward decay, rather than the evolutionist view that life is evolving toward a higher state. Definitely something to think about.
10/14/08 @ 12:55
Comment from: Henriette [Visitor]
I wonder :
In my family there is the tendency that babies (under 3 years) who where very chubby = lean adults
While the thin babies = overweight adults

I wonder why....
I have asked around to my friends and there seem to be the same pattern -HOWEVER if child is still chubby or more correct fat when they start school = overweight adults.
10/15/08 @ 05:22
Comment from: honeybee [Visitor] Email
Really fascinating Dr D, that thrifty genes expression is not only limited to girth. So, another book on the way now? It seems you have soo much more to tell :)
10/16/08 @ 00:59
Comment from: admin [Member]
I do think humankind/society is heading towards 'hell in a hand basket' ---though largely due to human foibles; i.e the accumulated effects of two or three millennia worth of greed, ignorance, insecurity and sloth. It needn't be that way. Knowledge of one's own self and healthy habits which result can illuminate a path to improvement ---which glorifies all, regardless of origin.
10/16/08 @ 09:54

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