I want to know if the genetic syndrome I invented is logical or just a total fiction.
There are seven symptoms:
- Truncal obesity;
- Alopecia universalis (the complete absence of hair all over the body);
- Abnormally deep voice;
- Inability to taste umami (or savory, if you want);
- Dyspraxia (coordinal movement disorder);
- Inability to sense itch.
This genetic syndrome is X-linked dominant (affects mainly females).
People affected by this genetic disease have a higher risk of asthma, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, bone, breast, colorectal, skin, and liver cancers, and hypertension, and a lower risk of osteoporosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. They are also more likely to be on the autistic spectrum, and they tend to have a higher visual I.Q., a lower verbal I.Q, and an average logical I.Q..
Here come the questions:
Would people with this disease be extremely poor climbers but excellent swimmers (like elephants and whales)?
Would they be more likely to have a herbivorous diet (in other words, to be vegetarians or vegans) (umami is found in meat)?
Could they become good rugby/NFL players?
What would be their average lifespan?