The latest Genomics & Health Impact Update has a primer on genetic links to obesity—a must read. It also links to a summary of statistics and strategies to confront the problem. In the light of new genomic research, it’s becoming clear why campaigns to cut obesity by banning certain foods usually have no impact, and can be counterproductive.
- 2,775+ articles have addressed the relationship of genes to obesity
- Weight of the Nation: HBO Documentary Films and Institute of Medicine (IOM) four-part series confronting America’s obesity epidemic
- Public health genomics: translating obesity genomics research into population health benefits