Genetics of obesity

Obesity is the result of an interchange between behavior, environment, and genetic factors. Studies have identified development in several genes that may contribute to obesity gain and body fat distribution; although, only in a few cases are genes the primary cause of obesity. Polymorphisms in various genes controlling appetite and metabolism predispose to obese under certain dietary conditions. The percentage of obesity that can be attributed to genetics varies widely, depending on the population survey from 6% to 85%.  As of 2006, more than 41 sites on the human genome have been linked to the growth of obesity when a favorable environment is present. The involvement of genetic factors in the development of obesity is estimated to be 40–70%. Some of the obesogenic or leptogenic genes may influence obese individual’s response to weight loss or weight management.

  • Genetic Syndromes
  • Epigenetics
  • Hereditary Factors
  • Genetic Mutations
  • Global Methylation and Obesity

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