Thin people not ‘morally superior’ but have genetic advantage – study

Research shows ‘we have far less control over our weight than we might wish to think’

Study shows ‘we have far less control over our weight than we might wish to think’. Photograph: iStock

Study shows ‘we have far less control over our weight than we might wish to think’. Photograph: iStock

Slim people are lean as the result of genetic advantage and not always because they’re more disciplined when it comes to portion control, a study has suggested.

New research indicates that the genetic dice are loaded in favour of thin people and against those at the obese end of the spectrum.

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