Scientists believe that genes are to blame for human laziness, and they are going to develop a cure for it.
Experts from the University of Aberdeen and the Chinese Academy of Sciences do not exclude that they will be able to create a cure for laziness that affects the genes, writes The Daily Mail. The genetic feature in question is related to the functioning of the brain. It is because of her that a person does not feel cravings for physical activity. This leads to weight gain and health problems.
These conclusions were made after studying normal mice and mice with the corresponding mutation. The problematic gene produces a protein important for the brain’s dopamine system. And this system enhances the craving for physical activity. Mice with the mutated gene had fewer specific dopamine receptors on the surface of their brain cells. The receptors were located inside the cell, which disrupted signaling.
However, administration of a drug that activates dopamine receptors has been shown to increase activity levels, reduce the weight of the rodents, and relieve the symptoms of the metabolic disorder. Screening was also carried out on 400 Chinese people who were overweight and had metabolic syndrome. Only two of them had a mutation of interest to scientists. That is, the genetic feature is quite rare.
But this does not exclude the possibility of identifying such people from the general mass of patients and conducting specialized therapy.