The Link Between Exercise, Obesity & Our Ansestors

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Dr. Kathy Maupin talks about the prehistoric connection between obesity, genes and exercise.  A recent study from Mizzou shows that modern day obesity linked to aprehistoric ancestor genes.
Scientists are studying the science behind our inactivity. We have inherited a biological system that is built for exercise. When we don't use bodies our genes malfunction.  Our stone age acestors had the thifty gene. Meaning their bodies could store energy when food was scarce. no activity means that glugose builds up in the blood  leading to chronic illnesses.  Exercise always trumps diet because you can control the gene.

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