Role of your DNA in obesity

Obesity is a global phenomenon and India is fast catching up with the rest of the world in vying for the top spot. We usually perceive obesity as a condition which develops when we take in more calories than we utilize through our normal functioning. Our body stores excess energy as fat. This condition is usually a result of combination of factors which include genetics, inactivity, unhealthy diet and eating habits, lack of sleep, among other factors.

[one_second][info_box title=”Symptoms ” image=”” animate=””]Obesity often leads to shortness of breath, tiredness, sore joints and muscles.

 

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[one_second][info_box title=”Genes involved” image=”” animate=””]Unfortunately, we might also be genetically predisposed to obesity. Variations in genes which physiologically and neuronally regulate body weight, BMI, body fat mass, & abdominal obesity by impacting appetite, satiety, energy balance, fat storage, and lipolytic action in fat cells increase a person’s genetic risk for obesity.

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