Gene-environment interaction and obesity.

  title={Gene-environment interaction and obesity.},
  author={Lu Qi and Young Ae Cho},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  volume={66 12},
The epidemic of obesity has become a major public health problem. Common-form obesity is underpinned by both environmental and genetic factors. Epidemiological studies have documented that increased intakes of energy and reduced consumption of high-fiber foods, as well as sedentary lifestyle, were among the major driving forces for the epidemic of obesity. Recent genome-wide association studies have identified several genes convincingly related to obesity risk, including the fat mass and… CONTINUE READING
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