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Old 06-27-2007, 04:10 PM   #17
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Meg had summarized Chapter 5 as a "rounded up the studies proving that obesity is a genetically linked trait and that itís extremely difficult to manipulate your weight outside of a preset range."

If Kolata's premised based on her interperation of the studies is true, how does she account for 2/3's of Americans to be significantly overweight and how this has been an upward trend in our society over the past few decades?

Don't the hundreds of thousands of people who are 50, 100, 200, 300, etc pounds above their ideal weight disprove the 'preset weight range' theory?

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