Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Genetics In Child Obesity

It makes me sad to see children with obesity issues.

Promoting healthy eathing and activity habits to your children is perhaps the best strategy toward avoiding problems with obesity.  But . . . what about genetics?  Fortunately or unfortunately, genes can play a big role determining childhood obesity.

USA Today recently profiled the findings of a study from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Scientists have discovered gene variants that play a critical role in the propensity toward obesity in children.

If genes play a role in your child having issues with obesity, help them avoid these problems by continually promoting the value of smart diet and fitness activities.

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