Genetic differences may explain children's risk for obesity

02/17/2014 | USA Today · HealthDay News

Two U.K. studies found that genes played an important role in predicting children's predisposition for obesity. Data from a large sample of twins showed that infants with a greater appetite at 3 months weighed an average of about 2 pounds more than their twin at age 15 months. The second study involving 10-year-olds found that higher genetic obesity risk scores were associated with greater body mass index and larger waistlines.

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