4th Burning Question- ” Why is fat passed down from one generation to another? I am fat because all are fat in the family

4th Burning Question- ” Why is fat passed down from one generation to another? I am fat because all are fat in the family

bellyfatThis is the 4th Burning Question from our “5 Burning Question” Columns.

Now this is the most common thing I keep hearing. Blaming family members is something which most of my patients do. This is the the most common question that I am asked by patients. It is easy to blame the genes. Many think they inherit their fat reserves from their parents or family, thinking that just like property, fat genes are passed down. This is wrong. Yes studies have shown that genes are very much responsible for triggering a variety of diseases but genes can be beaten. It has been proved that more than the genes, it is the eating habits that cause obesity. Observe the eating habits of a family. All nibble on the same food and the food timings remain the same from generation to generation. Hence the weight gain and that is why obesity is passes down from generation to generation.

So learn to fight the genes and stay healthy.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

One Reply to “4th Burning Question- ” Why is fat passed down from one generation to another? I am fat because all are fat in the family”

  1. Me and my friend eat equaly still i end up gaining lots of weight and she stays slim.how can i change my body mechanism?somebody told me that my metabolism rate has to do sumthing with it.wht can i do to stay slim.?i do not eat so much to gain as i have seen people eat more than i do and stil remain slim.

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