The Fattie Masters may have an excuse



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Kurgan Gringion

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http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/03/20/1047749878466.html

Binge eating can be blamed on a defective gene March 21 2003 By Delthia Ricks New York

Binge eating can be traced to a gene, researchers say, in a sharp departure from the long-accepted
idea that it is due to a
psychological disturbance.

The new analysis is one of two reports in the New England Journal of Medicine, published today, on
severe obesity and genetic defects in the appetite-regulating gene, the mela-nocortin-4 receptor
(MC4R), which makes a protein involved in appetite function in the brain.

"This should help to create some compassion," said John Kral, an obesity expert at the State
University of New York Downstate Medical Centre, Brooklyn, and a member of the team that
conducted the study. "I think it will help lead to the legitimacy of this disease as having a
genetic background in at least a percentage of the population," Dr Kral said. He and colleagues
in Switzerland and Germany estimate the defect is probably the villain in many severely obese
binge eaters.

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perhaps it may be time to be nicer to our obese brethren.
 
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Warren

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In article <[email protected]>, Kurgan Gringioni
<[email protected]> wrote:

> http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/03/20/1047749878466.html
>
> Binge eating can be blamed on a defective gene March 21 2003 By Delthia Ricks New York
>
>
>
> Binge eating can be traced to a gene, researchers say, in a sharp departure from the long-accepted
> idea that it is due to a
> psychological disturbance.
>
> The new analysis is one of two reports in the New England Journal of Medicine, published today, on
> severe obesity and genetic defects in the appetite-regulating gene, the mela-nocortin-4 receptor
> (MC4R), which makes a protein involved in appetite function in the brain.
>
> "This should help to create some compassion," said John Kral, an obesity expert at the State
> University of New York Downstate Medical Centre, Brooklyn, and a member of the team that
> conducted the study. "I think it will help lead to the legitimacy of this disease as having a
> genetic background in at least a percentage of the population," Dr Kral said. He and colleagues
> in Switzerland and Germany estimate the defect is probably the villain in many severely obese
> binge eaters.

I wonder why the number of people with this binge excuse gene seems to be on the increase?

-WG
 
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Wantagofast

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Perhaps the same reason why there won't be any blondes in 400 years.

"warren" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:200320031537335857%[email protected]...
> In article <[email protected]>, Kurgan Gringioni
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/03/20/1047749878466.html
> >
> > Binge eating can be blamed on a defective gene March 21 2003 By Delthia Ricks New York
> >
> >
> >
> > Binge eating can be traced to a gene, researchers say, in a sharp
departure
> > from the long-accepted idea that it is due to a
> > psychological disturbance.
> >
> > The new analysis is one of two reports in the New England Journal of Medicine, published today,
> > on severe obesity and genetic defects in the appetite-regulating gene, the mela-nocortin-4
> > receptor
(MC4R),
> > which makes a protein involved in appetite function in the brain.
> >
> > "This should help to create some compassion," said John Kral, an obesity expert at the State
> > University of New York Downstate Medical Centre, Brooklyn, and a member of the team that
> > conducted the
study.
> > "I think it will help lead to the legitimacy of this disease as having a genetic background in
> > at least a percentage of the population," Dr Kral said. He and colleagues in Switzerland and
> > Germany estimate the defect is probably the villain in many severely obese binge eaters.
>
> I wonder why the number of people with this binge excuse gene seems to be on the increase?
>
> -WG
 
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Bruce Johnston

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Does that count the Latina blondes in Mexico and Brazil?

ha ha, hee hee...

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"Wantagofast" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
> Perhaps the same reason why there won't be any blondes in 400 years.
>
> "warren" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:200320031537335857%[email protected]...
> > In article <[email protected]>, Kurgan Gringioni
> > <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > > http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/03/20/1047749878466.html
> > >
> > > Binge eating can be blamed on a defective gene March 21 2003 By Delthia Ricks New York
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Binge eating can be traced to a gene, researchers say, in a sharp
> departure
> > > from the long-accepted idea that it is due to a
> > > psychological disturbance.
> > >
> > > The new analysis is one of two reports in the New England Journal of Medicine, published
> > > today, on severe obesity and genetic defects in the appetite-regulating gene, the
> > > mela-nocortin-4 receptor
> (MC4R),
> > > which makes a protein involved in appetite function in the brain.
> > >
> > > "This should help to create some compassion," said John Kral, an
obesity
> > > expert at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Centre, Brooklyn, and a member of
> > > the team that conducted the
> study.
> > > "I think it will help lead to the legitimacy of this disease as having
a
> > > genetic background in at least a percentage of the population," Dr Kral said. He and
> > > colleagues in Switzerland and
Germany
> > > estimate the defect is probably the villain in many severely obese binge eaters.
> >
> > I wonder why the number of people with this binge excuse gene seems to be on the increase?
> >
> > -WG
 
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