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Before we take a breather, we wanted to give a special shoutout to David (@dpicting), our graphic designer! He created all of our lovely episode covers. Thank for your creativity during season 2 - we couldn’t have done it without you! 👍🏾 Show him some love on his page! 🧬

test Twitter Media - Before we take a breather, we wanted to give a special shoutout to David (@dpicting), our graphic designer! He created all of our lovely episode covers. Thank for your creativity during season 2 - we couldn’t have done it without you! 👍🏾

Show him some love on his page! 🧬 https://t.co/ewrJh6ErWH

🧬 BODY FAT PERCENTAGE 🧬 Body fat percentage is the total amount of fat compared to our total mass which includes our muscles and bones. There are over 100 common variants in the genome that are associated with total body fat percentage. (9/9)

🧬 HORMONE FRENZY 🧬 Hormones, testosterone & estrogen play a major role when it comes to the distribution of our fat cells. We can see this mainly during puberty when our hormones are at their peak. We also see a shift in our fat distribution due to hormones as we age. (8/9)

🧬 THICKER THAN A SNICKER 🧬 Fat gets into our cells thru a process called lipolysis. Lipolysis is the metabolic process through which triacylglycerols (TAGs) break down via hydrolysis into their constituent molecules: glycerol and free fatty acids (FFAs). (7/9)

🧬 FAT DISTRIBUTION 🧬 Scientists have determined that fat distribution, not the amount of total body fat we have determines our body shape. Where fat cells develop and accumulate at various sites in the body is due to a process called adipogenesis. (6/9)

🧬 TYPES OF FAT PART 3 🧬 There is some evidence that African populations have less visceral & more subcutaneous fat compared to European populations. It has also been reported that Asian descendants have more visceral fat compared to their European & Africans counterparts. (5/9)

🧬 TYPES OF FAT PART 2 🧬 Visceral & subcutaneous fat are considered white adipose tissue. Genetics accounts for 22 to 76% of fat distribution. The amount varies when we look at visceral and subcutaneous fat with visceral fat being is more heritable than subcutaneous fat. (4/9)

🧬 TYPES OF FAT PART 1 🧬 Humans have 3 types of fat: Brown fat, visceral fat, & subcutaneous fat. All of these play a major role in how our bodies function properly. (3/9)

🧬 FAT TO THE RESCUE 🧬 Fat is stored in cells called adipocytes - a cell specialized for the storage of fat. Our bodies like adipose tissue. If there was to be an absence of food, they are already well equipped with energy stored just in case we need it. (2/9)

Part 2 of your fave Henrietta Facts from episode 6! Take a look & share with friends & fam! 🚀 What's one new fact you learned during our final show of the season? Sound off in the comments!📢 (1/9)

test Twitter Media - Part 2 of your fave Henrietta Facts from episode 6! Take a look & share with friends & fam!
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What's one new fact you learned during our final show of
the season? Sound off in the comments!📢 (1/9) https://t.co/mrU6i9SYtB

We STILL growing the ITG fam! Everyone, meet Warner Meadows! He’s our brand new composer for the show! 🚀 Warner has been working on the last few episode of season 2 and we can’t wait to see what else he has in store for season 3! Let’s give him a warm welcome! 🧬📣

test Twitter Media - We STILL growing the ITG fam! Everyone, meet Warner Meadows! 
He’s our brand new composer for the show! 
🚀
Warner has been working on the last few episode of season 2 and we can’t wait to see what else he has in store for season 3! Let’s give him a warm welcome! 🧬📣 https://t.co/kUhQevmXaO
test Twitter Media - We STILL growing the ITG fam! Everyone, meet Warner Meadows! 
He’s our brand new composer for the show! 
🚀
Warner has been working on the last few episode of season 2 and we can’t wait to see what else he has in store for season 3! Let’s give him a warm welcome! 🧬📣 https://t.co/kUhQevmXaO

🧬 WHAT WAST? 🧬 Waist to hip ratio (WHR) is the size of your waist as compared to the size of your hips. The estimated total amount of it is attributed to 30-70% genetics. Due to lack of research it is unclear as to whether WHR varies between populations.

🧬 HOWS THE WEATHER UP THERE? 🧬 Height can influence body shape. Those that are taller might have lower waist to height ratios (lean), & those that are shorter have higher waist to height ratios (stout) To date, we estimate that genetics can explain up to 18.5% of body shapes

🧬 THE STUDY OF ANTHROPOMETRY 🧬 Some of the most common traits used to describe body shape are: height, waist to hip ratio, fat distribution, and BMl.

🧬 THE STUDY OF ANTHROPOMETRY 🧬 Somatotype is the scientific term used to describe body shape. Scientists describe body shape as the measurements & proportions of our bodies. Anthropometry is the scientific study of body shape.

We’ve got our Henrietta Facts from our final episode of the season, “Baby Got Black” hot and ready for y’all! ❤️‍🔥🔥🧬 We hope you enjoy this first batch…more is coming your way! Don’t forget: You can listen to the full episode by clicking the link in the bio!❤️🙏🏾🧬 (1/7)

test Twitter Media - We’ve got our Henrietta Facts from our final episode of the season, “Baby Got Black” hot and ready for y’all! ❤️‍🔥🔥🧬 

We hope you enjoy this first batch…more is coming your way!

Don’t forget: You can listen to the full episode by clicking the link in the bio!❤️🙏🏾🧬 (1/7) https://t.co/mAH6YICuaK

Hey everybody! 👋🏾 As the show gears up for summer break, we would love to hear feedback from YOU - our audience! You can access our Season 2 Listener Survey by clicking the link below! (It’s completely anonymous too) 👍🏾❤️‍🔥 (1/2)

test Twitter Media - Hey everybody! 👋🏾 
As the show gears up for summer break, we would love to hear feedback from YOU - our audience! 
You can access our Season 2 Listener Survey by clicking the link below! (It’s completely anonymous too) 👍🏾❤️‍🔥 (1/2) https://t.co/LU6t7tSF7j

Podcast alert! “In Those Genes” is amazing if you’re into genetics, history, race and culture. Even if you aren’t it’s amazing and should be required listening. @inthosegenespod Retweeted by Dr. Jay Electronica

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Dana Crawford

Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Associate Director of the Cleveland Institute for Computational Biology, with interest in pharmacogenomics, electronic health records, and diverse populations. Also, an avid foodie!