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.