From: derek gatherer (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 08 Aug 2003 - 15:18:02 GMT
--- Keith Henson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > At >
I would have thought so too, but it seems that the
> effects happen early
> enough in life to cause a major shift in genotype
> with respect to genes
> contributing to diabetes. Perhaps it kills pregnant
> women without treatment.
Now that is amazing. Pity that Diamond doesn't hazard
a guess as to what the selective factor could be - he
just refers to it 'eliminating thrift-gene carriers'.
I do wonder, though, about some of the 'lifestyle'
factors, for instance Diamond says that British and
German emigrants to the USA have 8% incidence as
opposed to 2% in Europe, under 'similar lifestyles' -
but my own subjective impression is that American and
European eating habits are quite different.
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