lunes, 5 de agosto de 2013

The Burden of Obesity: Genes and Environment

The Burden of Obesity: Genes and Environment

obese parents with child
CDC is working to implement policy and environmental strategies to make healthy eating and active living accessible and affordable for everyone.
CDC information: What do genes have to do with obesity? behavior, environment, and genetic factors all have a role in causing people to be overweight and obese
Did you know? 1572 genes have been reported in relation to obesity risk and outcomes, including 138 genomewide association studies. To find out more, visit the HuGE NavigatorExternal Web Site Icon
Find out about genetic conditions associated with obesity, gene reviews and available genetic tests using the NIH Genetic Testing RegistryExternal Web Site Icon
Gene × physical activity interactions in obesity: Combined analysis of 111,421 individuals of European ancestryExternal Web Site Icon
Ahmad S, et al. PLoS Genetics
Rare gene mutations suggest one more path to obesity,External Web Site Icon by Rebecca Voelker, JAMA News, Jul 18
Overweight? Maybe you really can blame your genes,External Web Site Icon by Gina Kolata, New York Times, Jul 18
Stop blaming genetics for your weight,External Web Site Icon  M Hart, Huffington Post, Jul 19
Obesity gene boosts hunger hormone,External Web Site Icon by Rebecca Bazeley, PHG Foundation, Jul 23

Strategies to Combat Obesity

Other Healthy Living Topics

Good nutrition is vital to good health, disease prevention, and essential for healthy growth and development of children and adolescents.
Physical Activity
Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.
One of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant is to breastfeed.
Healthy Weight
Staying in control of your weight contributes to good health now and as you age.

State and Community Programs

state and community programs map Learn about CDC funded state and community programs to prevent obesity and other chronic diseases, highlights and stories, state tools and resources, and obesity prevention recommendations.

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