Obesity and Genetics

On New Year’s Day 2012 I read an interesting piece in the New York Times Magazine “The Fat Trap by Tara Parker- Pope.” 

Since so many of us make that New Year’s resolution to lose weight.  The article left me wondering nature or nurture?

The CDC has weighed in on the subject (pun intended, but I promise it’s the last one – this is a serious subject after all). More from the CDC on Obesity and Genomics.

Read more about obesity from MedlinePlus.

For those of us who are determined to begin the new year as healthy as possible Nutrition.gov has put together helpful information. You will find strategies for success, what you should know about popular diets, physical activity, body image, weight management for youth and more.

More on weight control from MedlinePlus – Weight Control and the CDC “Healthy Weight – it’s not a diet it’s a lifestyle!, and ChooseMyPlate.gov.

Is there one definitive answer? I don’t think so, but the scientists are diligently working on it.  What should you do?  Experts agree –

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Choosing low-fat, low-calorie foods
  • Eating smaller portions
  • Drinking water instead of sugary drinks
  • Being physically active

Wishing you a successful year in all that you do.

posted by – Susan, Health Reference

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