Are you unlucky enough to have one of those best friends or sisters that, no matter they eat, never seem to gain any extra weight? We all know someone who is blessed in that way, and we all hate them a little bit even when we love them! No matter how much you don’t want to hear that being thin can be ‘in the DNA’, the fact is that it can actually be true! Here why she can eat what she likes and never gain weight.
It might not be the answer that you want to hear, but recent studies have shown that there is such a thing as a ‘thin gene’. Scientists discovered that some people are lucky enough to have a series of genes in their makeup that keeps their metabolism at a super high speed, and this in turn helps them to burn calories and fat more quickly and stay slim when other people without those same genes might end up putting on a few extra pounds.
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Interestingly, it has also been suggested that these same genes that make your metabolism run much faster, also have the effect of making a person less interested in food. So effectively, they experience a double win when it comes to staying slim because they don’t feel the urge to eat as much, coupled with the fact that when they do, their bodies are able to deal with the calories in a much more effective and healthy way.
All is not lost for those of us who don’t have those genes naturally, though, as the scientists who have been undertaking these studies have an ultimate goal of trying to harness the power of these genes to created medications and drugs that mimic these fat metabolic and appetite suppressing properties.
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