“The important thing to remember is that environment and activity levels play a very large role. Sure we all have different body types and some of us are more likely to put on weight, but the good news is that with proper dietary and exercise practices, you pretty much control your destiny.”
~Steve Magness, The Science of Running “The Genetics of Obesity: The Thrifty Gene Hypothesis”
Here there be PowerPoint! (click for the video in the article)
Here is another article on the genetics of obesity, but this is a literature review rather than a scientific research article like last one. Which makes it easier to read. It’s also shorter than it looks because of the reference list at the bottom & the comments. It is just something interesting to read regarding the complexities of obesity & genetics from several viewpoints, not anything offering solutions or advice.
The blogger is also the author of the research article & the accompanying power point presentation. He is a runner, running coach, & at the time this was written was finishing up his Masters in Exercise Science. Judging by the comments his post is about a year & a half old, some of the references are even older, but still very relevant I think. Then again, I would never claim to be on the cutting edge of research. /shrug