Skinny people owe their good fortune to lucky genes, says new DNA-focused study

(nationalpost.com)

The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, focused on healthy adults with a low body mass index (BMI), and revealed that the impact of genetics on body size was greater than previously thought.

The results help to explain the considerable variation in weight within a population that shares the same high-calorie environment and sedentary lifestyle, the scientists explained.

So, by this logic, a large majority of people living in North America have bad genes? Where was all the obesity and other weight-related medical conditions 30 years ago before everyone started getting noticeably fatter? Are we to understand that just about everyone up until the 1970s had perfect genetics? If all this is true, and genes are solely to blame for obesity, what has destroyed the genes of people living in North America?

Oh, that’s right. It’s just another bullshit “study” put out to absolve people of personal responsibility while boosting the position of pharmaceutical companies who have a vested interest in making everyone think there’s a pill-shaped solution to every problem.