Genetics of Obesity
plays an important role in obesity. In and , genes can directly cause . The familiar resemblance in phenotypes is affected not only by genetic factors but also by the environmental factors associated with the lifestyle and the culture. Body Mass Index (BMI) is most frequently studied a measure of fatness. Heritability of trait can be estimated by modeling interfamilial correlations for different types of relatives. Polymorphisms in various governing appetite and metabolism predispose to under certain dietary conditions. The percentage of that can be attributed to genetics varies widely, depending on the population examined, from 6% - 85%. As of 2006 when a favorable environment is present, more than 41 sites on the human genome have been linked to the development of . The involvement of genetic factors in the development of is estimated to be 40–70%. By attending session you will learn the recent advancements in understanding the heredity and management of obesity is feasible.