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Role of your DNA in obesity

Obesity is a global phenomenon and India is fast catching up with the rest of the world in vying for the top spot. We usually perceive obesity as a condition which develops when we take in more calories than we utilize through our normal functioning. Our body stores excess energy as fat. This condition is usually a result of combination of factors which include genetics, inactivity, unhealthy diet and eating habits, lack of sleep, among other factors.

Symptoms

Obesity often leads to shortness of breath, tiredness, sore joints and muscles.

 

Genes involved

Unfortunately, we might also be genetically predisposed to obesity. Variations in genes which physiologically and neuronally regulate body weight, BMI, body fat mass, & abdominal obesity by impacting appetite, satiety, energy balance, fat storage, and lipolytic action in fat cells increase a person’s genetic risk for obesity.

 

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James Watson
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