Fruit From the Family Tree
By Sally Squires
Tuesday, November 15, 2005; Page HE01
If you're feeling hungry as you read this, your parents may be partly to blame.
A growing number of studies find that real -- and perceived -- hunger appears to be passed down from generation to generation, just like hair color or height.
"Genes can really influence hunger," notes Simone Lemieux, an associate professor of nutrition and science at Laval University in Quebec City. "Some people are telling us that they are always hungry. They are right, because they have genes that are misleading them in the amount of food that they really need."
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