Study Links Genes with Obesity

9:38 AM, May 6, 2013   |    comments
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a british study finds another childhood issue that is strongly influenced by genes... obesity.

previous research has suggested a genetic component to obesity, but doctors used a new method that measured the combined effects of all the known genes linked to childhood body weight.

they discovered these genes accounted for 30-percent of differences in childhood body weight.

researchers say the study supports the evidence that children of obese parents are the most at risk of becoming obese themselves.

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