4 responses to Amish crack the corpulence code
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    Marc
    Comment on Amish crack the corpulence code (September 9th, 2008 at 09:00)

    How they differentiate between switching off a gene to lose weight and simply burning more calories over those three to four hours to lose weight is, well, lost on me.

    It’s easy. Sedentary people with the “fat” gene variant are more likely to put on weight than equally sedentary people with the “non-fat” gene variant. But the weight difference disappears with moderate daily exercise. If this were just the exercise itself burning calories, you would expect active people with the “fat” gene variant to still be heavier than similarly active people with the “non-fat” gene variant because of the gene’s effects. Because the weight difference only shows up in the sedentary group, it seems the gene only has an effect in the absence of moderate daily physical exercise.

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    Comment on Amish crack the corpulence code (September 9th, 2008 at 09:21)

    Would the study have come upon different conclusions if they studied a different Old Order Amish group? In my opinion, more than likely. I wonder what the results would have been had they studied a group from Northern Indiana that is mainly factory workers?

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    Comment on Amish crack the corpulence code (September 9th, 2008 at 09:44)

    Aha-thanks Marc! Now that you break it down like that, makes more sense.

    Must have been the English major half of me coming through.

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    Marc
    Comment on Amish crack the corpulence code (September 11th, 2008 at 09:58)

    Would the study have come upon different conclusions if they studied a different Old Order Amish group? In my opinion, more than likely. I wonder what the results would have been had they studied a group from Northern Indiana that is mainly factory workers?

    Why do you think the results would have been different?

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