Gene-nutrition and gene-physical activity interactions in the etiology of obesity. Introduction.

@article{AgursCollins2008GenenutritionAG,
  title={Gene-nutrition and gene-physical activity interactions in the etiology of obesity. Introduction.},
  author={Tanya D Agurs-Collins and Claude Bouchard},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 Suppl 3},
  pages={S2-4}
}
THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC Obesity is a chronic disease that leads to personal suffering for affected individuals and major costs to public health systems and societies. In the United States alone, 66% of adults meet the definition of overweight (BMI ≥25 kg/m) or obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m). Almost one-third of US adults are frankly obese. Even more alarming is the fact that the prevalence of overweight and obese children and adolescents is now about 17%. Large disparities have been observed among… CONTINUE READING

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