Increased BMI in Teens Whose Parents were Obese in Adolescence

Knowing that offsprings of parents with obesity are at a greater risk than other children for being overweight at adolescence, the question remains what are the epigenetic factors that affect obesity. Interview with:
Gilad Twig, MD, MPH,  PhD
Head of the Population Health Research Center
Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel.
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel  What is the background for this study? 


Response: Heritability of obesity has been widely investigated, but when parental and children’s body weights are compared it is difficult to distinguish between genetic relationship and shared lifestyle. In this study we compared parents and their children’s body weights all measured at age 17.

Last Updated on June 29, 2024 by weightcontrol