The Genetics of Obesity


Obesity is a result of excess body fat accumulation. This excess is associated with adverse health effects such as CVD, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. The development of obesity has an evident environmental contribution, but as shown by heritability estimates of 40% to 70%, a genetic susceptibility component is also needed. Progress in understanding the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11892-010-0153-z


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@inproceedings{Herrera2010TheGO, title={The Genetics of Obesity}, author={Blanca Marcela Herrera and Cecilia M. Lindgren}, booktitle={Current diabetes reports}, year={2010} }