Healthy Weight/Obesity

Practice Guidance Toolkit


Key Nutrition Issues

Disclaimer

Both genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of obesity. True genetic obesity (where environmental conditions play little role, if any) is rare, and, with the exception of Prader Willi Syndrome, no single gene or set of genes has been identified as a cause of obesity. The impact of chromosomal deletions associated with severe obesity continues to be an area of research.
 
Obesity is multifaceted and health providers who provide guidance and care to individuals who
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Last Updated: 2018-01-26