Obesity: Genetic, molecular, and environmental aspects

  title={Obesity: Genetic, molecular, and environmental aspects},
  author={L. Barness and J. Opitz and E. Gilbert-Barness},
  journal={American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A},
  • L. Barness, J. Opitz, E. Gilbert-Barness
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A
  • Obesity has emerged as one of the most serious public health concerns in the 21st century. Obese children tend to become obese adults. The dramatic rise in pediatric obesity closely parallels the rapid increase in the prevalence of adult obesity. As overweight children become adults they face the multitude of health problems associated with obesity at younger ages. The morbidity and mortality associated with obesity continue to increase. Obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable death… CONTINUE READING
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