Question by Sky: If obesity is genetic, than why are third world countries so much thinner?
Where I live it looks as though 1/5 of people are obese and 1/2 are at least overweight (young people as well). Most folks who fall under these two categories are extremely defensive about their weight and typically blame genetics. I understand there is compelling evidence to suggest genetics are to blame, but as my initial question asks, how is this the case when countries with less access to food then my own (US) have significantly lower rates of obesity. If genetics is indeed a factor, it must play a far less significant role then we think.

Any thoughts or studies would be appreciated.

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Answer by Who_Loves_Pizza?_I do!_I do!
they don’t have as much access to food

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