What’s new in the genetics of obesity?

Genetics has long been a keystone in the study of human obesity.Its influence has been seen in both clinical and public health.As such, the field is well-suited for the study and management of obesity and its complications, said Dr. Jeffrey V. Schwartz, associate professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School.But new research is now beginning […]


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What we know about obesity genes and their impact on health

Is obesity genetic?A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, reveals that obesity is genetically determined, meaning it’s an inherited trait that can be influenced by diet and exercise.The study, published online in the journal Nature, was led by UC Berkeley senior study author David Himmelstein, an associate professor of anthropology and a member […]


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