Texas Tech University

'Obesity': Is it Genetic?

Food World News

November 18, 2015

Food World News - It's a known fact that obesity is one of the leading causes in the deterioration of one's physical health. Unhealthy diet and junk food is often held responsible for the disease, but recent researches have emerged that obesity, can potentially be 'genetic'. This being said, are genes to blame for most individuals' overweight problems?

Naima Moustaid Moussa, PhD, director of the Obesity research Cluster at Texas Tech University however stated that obesity can actually run in the family, not because it is genetically acquired but because of family's eating habits and environment. Technically speaking, it still boils down to nature VS nurture.

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