Body Weight and Genetics
Do Our Genes Make us Fat - WHO Obesity Report
The World Health Organisation's report on Obesity (2000) concluded that: "while it is possible that single or multiple gene effects may cause overweight and obesity directly, and indeed do so in some individuals, this does not appear to be the case in the majority of people."
Links Between Body Weight and Genetics
Several associations between weight and hereditary genetic factors have been identified. These include:
Weight and Genetics - Conclusion
Although genetic influences do have a significant influence on body weight, human genes do not change in the space of a few decades! Therefore the huge rise in obesity among all population groups, especially in America, cannot be accounted for by genetic influence or interference.
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