Studies have shown that about 40% of the variation in a person’s weight is influenced by genes.
Scientists have found some evidence that our weight is not just controlled by what we eat. Research published in the journal PLOS Genetics, explains how twin studies have shown that about 40% of the variation in a person’s weight is influenced by their genes. Neil and Dan talk about diets and serve you a tasty helping of vocabulary.
This week’s question
What’s the name of the popular diet that involves avoiding eating carbohydrates but involves eating as much fat and protein as they want? Is it…
a) The Mediterranean diet
b) The Atkins diet
c) The Graham diet
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.
fat stomach that mostly men have
controlling your own behaviour to achieve something
come to terms (with something)
start to accept the difficult or unpleasant situation you are in
quick to criticise people based on your own beliefs
sudden and short increase in something