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143weight1co2 - • Environment – not all children of...

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2 Weight is multifactorial Physical, psychological, cultural and social genetic and metabolic factors • Genetics – influence body size and shape, body fat distribution and metabolic rate – adoptive children more likely to have body composition of biological parents
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Unformatted text preview: • Environment – not all children of obese parents become obese – US 6% larger than Irish biological brothers – Tendency to develop obesity is inherited, expression of this tendency is affected by environmental influences...
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