Are We Programmed to Overeat in Winter?

winterResearchers at the University of Exeter in England say that evolution has led to human beings developing a natural urge to eat too much but they do not have the built in mechanism to fight being obese and overweight. Being overweight posed no significant survival threat to our ancestors but being underweight was taken as a survival threat.

The study aimed to predict how much fat that both animals and human beings should store. The findings indicate that the compulsion to maintain body fat is stronger in the winter when it is even harder to find food. The conclusion is that the model then predicts that all animals and humans should gain weight when food is harder to find.

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