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If you get ‘hangry' when you're hungry it might be in your DNA

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: TheBoyGeniusReport

If you get ‘hangry' when you're hungry it might be in your DNA

When it comes to hunger, there's two types of people. Some just get hungry, maybe a little bit sad that there's no food around, and just try to find something to eat. Others - and I think we all know someone in this latter group - get irritable and sometimes even hostile when they have an empty stomach. It's called "hanger" or being "hangry," and now scientists think it might actually have a genetic link.
Genetic testing company 23andMe ran a massive survey of over 100,000 people, asking if they experience this strange phenomenon, and saw a huge response. Over three quarters of people said they have experienced hangry feelings, and when responses were cross-referenced with the results of DNA tests from the participants they discovered something interesting.

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