Gene mutation linked to aggression and healthy body weight

| | August 15, 2016

Acting aggressive and reckless when drunk could be a sign that you’re a complete jerk, or it could be an indication that you are a carrier of a newly discovered aggressive drunk genetic mutation. While this gene is likely to make you the least popular person at the party, according to new research, it may have one benefit: a predisposition to a low and healthy body weight.

Carriers of a gene of the serotonin 2B receptor with a specific mutation, which has previously been linked to impulsive behavior, are likely to have a lower BMI and higher insulin sensitivity than those without the mutation…

“It is fascinating to think that this receptor mutation…would impact both the brain as impulsive behaviour and energy metabolism,” says…Dr Roope Tikkanen…

Although the team cannot say for sure as to why this genetic mutation is linked to both aggression and metabolism, they assume that at one point in our evolutionary history it may have helped our ancestors survive.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Why Are Some Thin Men Angry Drunks? Genetic Mutation Linked To Impulsive Behavior May Explain

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