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Scientists examined the centuries-old “sin” of gluttony and sloth with several experiments studying genes that prove we are prone to certain behaviors, low serotonin levels that increase the prevalence towards self-pity and lack of motivation towards physical activity, and a lack of leptin secretions that fail to suppress ones appetite often resulting in excessive overeating. However, there are others that strongly believe that we have a choice over gluttonous and slothful behavior and that staying clear of sugars and simple carbohydrates as a result of making healthier food choices will also increase in one’s energy levels.
To explain gluttony as a human behavior one cannot negate the characteristics of slothful conduct. A number of scientists have tried to prove that human beings cannot refrain from falling into the temptation of gluttony or sloth, because we are just born with these involuntary traits. Moreover, scientific research has indicted that we humans are predisposed to gluttonous and slothful behavior because of the thrifty gene that developed due to the primi…
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