Posts Tagged ‘behavioral genetics’

Nature, Nurture, and Willpower in Obesity

October 6, 2018 — The eternal debate grinds on. What determines our destiny more? Nature or nurture? And where does that leave the important matter of free will? When the subject is obesity, this debate is especially contentious. The most common – but incorrect – understanding of obesity holds that it is a failure of willpower. Nature and nurture take a […]

Inheriting Brains, Behaviors, and BMI

September 3, 2018 — Obesity is a condition that we largely inherit. But that’s a tough concept for some folks to accept. Even the AHA misclassifies BMI as a “health behavior” – a mistake we keep hoping it will correct. Meanwhile, contrary evidence keeps coming. Brains, behaviors, and BMI are heritable and related. Neurologic and Behavioral Dimensions of Obesity For […]