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Category: Myths about obesity


Are your genes to blame for your obesity? Maybe it’s time to debunk this myth

Genetics play a central role in obesity, as they may influence:  how much food we tend to eat at each meal  how much energy is needed to run our body’s basic functions  how and where excess calories are stored as fats in our bodies.  Genes are the functional units made up of DNA. They play an important role in the development of a human body.1 They act as ...

You are not alone to blame; your changing environment is equally to blame for your obesity: Learn about the many risk factors of obesity

There is a worldwide rise in obesity, which may not be due to a sudden loss of willpower. Instead, weight gain could be a consequence of our adaptive behavior to our fast–paced changing environment. We may be trying hard to shed the weight, but many of us are not aware that there are many factors that have a role to play in obesity.  Obesity: Triggers all around Us  Obesity is often attributed to modern lifestyle. Lifestyle in a broader sense, however, ...