Unformatted text preview: they will have a higher weight as a settling point; thus their body will think that higher weight is normal. Another example is if a person lives on a farm and has to get their food by ploughing fields and milking cows, thus their life will have a lot of exercise and not as much fatty, yummy food, which will cause their body will think that a lower weight is normal and that will be their settling point. Which do I believe to be true? While I do believe that set and settling points are real close to being similar to each other but I personally think that settling points more accurately describes and explains why people have weight problems because for some people it may be their environment that they grow up in but it may also be their gene pool that they inherit from their parents....
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- Fall '09
- Biology, Human Body, Natural environment