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Mar 9th, 2015, 18:34 PM  
PaulB
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Fat Switch?

Hi, just working way through an awesome audio book called The Fat Switch. Only got through first 3 hours at moment but suggests we have a genetic switch which is triggered to enable a hibernation type low energy high fat storage mode. Uses lot of animals as examples of how this works. So far it seems that fructose is the major trigger. Many animals gorge themselves on fruit to gain weight before winter and it awakens a insulin resistant fat storage mode in them. Is really interesting lot of science seems to be behind it.
 
Mar 10th, 2015, 14:47 PM  
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I think sometimes we can overload ourselves with information What made you purchase the audio book?
 
 
Mar 10th, 2015, 16:31 PM  
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We've had a lot of network problems since someone got creative early last week As a result my manager is spending lots of time hot desking in my office This has resulted in a massive reduction in my book reading \ movie watching \ computer gaming. The audiobook seemed the most viable fallback. Having one earphone in while i hit dry technical websites seemed acceptable. As for why that one the author did a book on sugars and how they effect our health which was pretty well received. I had also seen a documentary about twins where one was obese and the other 'normal' that highlighted a genetic difference between them in testing. This was thought to be a 'fat switch' and in these cases had links to a trauma style event that caused a period of comfort eating in most the obese cases. It makes sense that the switch could be a legacy genetic hibernating system triggered by large volume of sugars. So sounded fun but quite in depth on the research and biological processes.
 
Mar 10th, 2015, 16:38 PM  
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I was just curious but wow you do like your research, can only be a good thing
 
 
Mar 10th, 2015, 17:41 PM  
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Gives me a hobby other than IT am kinda worried if I do get thin I will need to replace it with something else I can devote as much time to
 
 
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