Are fat people genetically programmed to cheat?
Maybe the scales are groaning under the heavy load, but some fat people seem to be feeling sexier as they get heavier.
A study carried out by Andrology Institute Athens over a span of 5 years on a population of 5,000 men suggests that, fat people… are made to cheat. “In combination with findings of genetic studies suggesting that the weight-controlling genes are the same as those controlling our sexual behaviour, overweight people are twice as unfaithful compared to thin people and have double the amount of sex”, points out Dr. Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Urologist – Andrologist, President of Andrology Institute Athens.
Our sexual behaviour is actually the key prompt for survival and reproduction, same as the feeling of hunger. Moreover, according to Darwin’s Theory, the species that manage to best adapt to new and changing conditions are those that manage to survive. “Access to food and sexual intercourse are the manifestations of man’s basic instincts of survival for many years now” points out Dr. Konstantinidis. “In simple English, our ancestors who managed to survive were not only eating better but also choosing the appropriate and most healthy partner. This proves that sexual intelligence co-exists with nutritional intelligence”.
If you take a closer look at overweight men today, you will see that they are more social than thin people, more happy, more pleasant and more funny and full of life.
Many thin men are eagerly working out and deprive themselves of food in order to maintain the perfect body. They don’t drink, they don’t smoke and they don’t flirt, because their routine is similar to that of the hermits. On the other hand, many overweight people go out, drink, smoke and flirt without ever thinking about it. They live a voluptuous life compared to thin people and those “programmed” for the healthy living.
“Just as they cheat with food and go against the rules for a healthy diet, overweight people forget about devotion and go on cheating. They are cheaters in everything they do”, adds Dr. Konstantinidis. Painter Diego Rivera, Frida Carlo’s husband, is a characteristic example of this pattern: he is obese but also a prolific lover.
Heavy on the scales = a “dynamite” in bed
A recent multicenter study carried out in the USA on a population of 100,000 obese patients (Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2016) studied a gene found in the bones and associated with growth hormone. The study found that people with excess body weight, were approximately 5cm taller than thin patients and at the same time reported double the number of sexual intercourses than thin patients.
“Leptin”, explains Dr. Konstantinidis, “is a protein responsible for controlling weight as well as sexual performance. In overweight people, this protein is duplicated and can this way “trick” the satiety gene that controls our appetite for food and sex. This gene is like a delusional mirror, as the person who carries it eats without ever feeling full and has sex without ever feeling bored”.
Paraphrasing Oscar Wilde, the best things in life will make you either fat or a sinner. This is proof that what we enjoy most in life will either make us fat (chocolates, candies etc.), or lead us to “sinful” sex.
Dr. Konstantinidis says: “Our study confirms, to a certain extent, what the anorexic and lanky EU officer said, accusing us, the chubby people of the South, of eating, drinking and spending money on women while all others just go to the gym.
I believe that our findings take the blame off our shoulders as a spoiled nation since nature was the one that decided to offer us, the Southern-Europeans, the joy of living a happy and healthy life, while Northern Europeans live a depressed and purposeless life, looking after their healthy hearts but ending up committing suicide.
This study is not a joke for April’s fool day, but even if it was, it still feels real if one looks into today’s society leaving statistics aside.
In northern countries, studies have shown that those who spoil themselves with food and sex have a life expectancy of 10 more years than their prudent fellow citizens.
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