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Causes Of Obesity

Obesity results from a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental influences. An individual’s genes and the environment are interrelated in controlling appetite and energy expenditure. Studies of twins and adoption studies have shown a genetic component to obesity,12 while environmental causes include dysregulation of caloric intake and energy expenditure.

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