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What causes ‘weight fate,’ and is it really inevitable?


 

EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM THE AACE/ACE CONSENSUS CONFERENCE ON OBESITY

WASHINGTON – Young children who are overweight are four times more likely to become obese as they age. Is this a sign that we are fated from youth to be a burden on the health care system, or are their optimal points for intervention to change that fate?

In this audio interview, Solveig Cunningham, Ph.D., of Emory University, Atlanta, discusses the role of epigenetics, behavioral intervention, and maternal weight during gestation, along with other factors affecting pediatric obesity.

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