TITLE

THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC

AUTHOR(S)
Cramer, Deborah
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Jan2009, Issue 315, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study on thrifty gene theory. The study found that the chance of being obese increases by 30% to 70% depending on heritability, however, the risk of obesity is higher for persons with family histories of obesity. The also revealed that the obese population in the U.S. is approaching to 30%, while about one-quarter of Canadians over 18 years old are obese with a body mass index (BMI) over 30.
ACCESSION #
35784221

 

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