Psychological responses to genetic testing for weight gain: a vignette study.

  title={Psychological responses to genetic testing for weight gain: a vignette study.},
  author={Susanne F Meisel and Catherine C. Walker and Jane Wardle},
  volume={20 3},
Genetic testing for obesity risk is increasingly available to the public but few studies have examined motivational or affective reactions. Here we report findings from a "vignette" study investigating reactions to "higher-risk" and "average-risk" results for the obesity-related FTO gene in two groups: a panel sample of individuals with weight concerns, for whom testing may have treatment implications (n = 306, mean age = 45 years, mean BMI = 35) and a student sample (n = 395, mean age = 25… CONTINUE READING
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