Can Childhood Obesity Reside "In the Genes"?

The children of overweight mothers are 15 TIMES times more likely to be obese than those of leaner mothers, according to new research, leading scientists to believe obesity may be blamed on genetic influences. So much so, scientists suspect children may experience obesity-related problems by age 4. Researchers followed 70 children over a six-year period, who were almost equally divided between obese and lean mothers. During the first 2 years, the weight and body composition of both...

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