IN­HER­ITED?

Healthy Woman - - LIFE -

Bad news: Weight iden­tity is in­grained in our DNA. Even worse, it seems to be par­tic­u­larly strong in women. Ba­si­cally, this means your genes can make you feel "fat". In fact, they found that how you feel about your weight has a her­i­tabil­ity of 47 per cent. In the scale of her­i­tabil­ity, zero per cent means that genes don’t con­trib­ute to a cer­tain trait at all, while 100 per cent means that they are the only con­tribut­ing fac­tor. Th­ese find­ings are im­por­tant as an in­di­vid­ual’s self­per­cep­tion plays a ma­jor role in phys­i­cal health. and dura­bil­ity.

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