Journal of Obesity / 2011 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

Can Thrifty Gene(s) or Predictive Fetal Programming for Thriftiness Lead to Obesity?

Figure 2

Parameter areas of advantage when nonthrifty genotype, thrifty genotype, and fetal programmer compete simultaneously. Fetal programming can evolve for species with short lifespan. If the life span is longer, fetal programming is unlikely to offer selective advantage over thrifty or nonthrifty genotypes except for a specific and very narrow range of .

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