Thursday, May 03, 2007

DNA with Dr.Hsien-Hsien Lei

Fellow pro-blogger Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei has recently announced the birth of a new blog, Eye on DNA, and I just wanted to wish her the best of luck. Lei or Hsien, as some people call her, is a great writer who can really break down some intense scientific mumbo jumbo into verbiage that the average person can understand.

While it may not seem like DNA is related to fighting fat after 40, it actually has a lot more to do with it than you can image. I think many of us are predestined to a certain degree. Like it or not, as much as we can fight off the battle of the bulge, a lot of comes down to our genes and what our ancestors bestowed upon us, the good, the bad, and the fat.


Hsien Lei said...

Thanks so much for sharing Eye on DNA with your readers!

Body weight and size may be over 80% genetically determined. That still gives us plenty of control but also means some of us will never be model figures.

fatand40 said...

I think that's an important point. C. (whom I mention here a lot since she has lost over 100 lbs. and is a good friend of mine) is decended from Russian ancestors. All her family members, especially the woman, were/are on the large size. She has to constantly remind herself of this because she realizes she is fighting against her genes.