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Metabolism & FTO gene

Metabolism & FTO gene

Obesity is currently a public health problem worldwide, which is defined as the abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat at the starting point of a caloric income higher than required. πŸ”πŸ¦πŸŸ
This worries and occupies many scientists around the world, among the many causes of obesity is the thrifty gene theory that we will explain below:

All human beings have been genetically designed to survive in an environment totally contrary to the one we live in today, it means we still carry genes from evolutionary processes that are not those of today and in which the human being had to manage to feed and power survive. πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ

So more and more people talk about this theory that was raised for the first time in the world by a scientist named NEEL more than 40 years ago, this renowned scientist demonstrated that the human being has been marked by human evolution, being currently increasingly adaptive and efficient to survive even in adverse conditions unlike previous times such as the period before our ancestors lived.
They had to eat while there was to save and store, because there was no guarantee of being able to hunt another animal again, in addition to depositing all the excess calories as fat to survive the food shortage.

What happens with our metabolism today and the saving gene, that we still have the gene and we must know it and act to help our body avoiding obesity and preventing diseases by taking some of the actions that I will propose below:

1. We must take steps to reduce the portions of the food we eat.

2. Take care when consuming and know the caloric amounts of foods when consuming them and avoid those that contain more calories.

3. Increase caloric expenditure by doing physical exercise at least three or four times a week, walking, cycling.

4. Eat more at home, taking care of the ingredients in our recipes and avoiding unhealthy foods.

These, among other actions, will help us improve our health and keep the saving gene under control and thus help metabolism. 🍎