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Zip code as important as genetic code in childhood obesity

Neighborhood supermarket and park proximity directly related to obesity, study finds.
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Study finds strong genetic component to childhood obesity

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Previous research has shown that obesity runs in families, and twin studies suggest that this is largely due to genetic factors, with heritability estimates over 50%. 32 genes have been identified as risk factors for obesity but pre...

Zip code as important as genetic code in childhood obesity

Finding genes for childhood obesity: Genome wide study identifies genetic variants associated with childhood obesity

Academics / General Science : Science Daily

A new study has revealed promising targets for the development of new drugs against childhood obesity. Researchers have identified four genes newly associated with childhood obesity and an increased burden of rare genetic deletions ...

Study finds strong genetic component to childhood obesity

Academics / General Science : Science Daily

Childhood body weight is strongly influenced by genes, scientists say. This study underlines the importance of genetic effects in childhood obesity, supporting the current thinking that children of obese parents are most at risk of ...

Zip Code as Important as Genetic Code in Childhood Obesity

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Neighborhood supermarket and park proximity directly related to obesity, study finds

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