Obesity can be inherited
We inherit obesity through gene mutations.
Eight genes are tested to help answer some of your questions relating to genes and obesity.
Questions such as
- Your genetic predisposition to obesity
- Is obesity caused by fat, in your case?
- Is obesity caused by carbohydrates, in your case?
- How strong is the Yoyo-Effect in your case?
- Is fat deposited around your organs?
- How intense is your hunger?
- How intense is your satiety?
- Do you tend to have a diet particularly rich in calories, due to your genes?
- Do you tend to eat several small snacks, because of your genes?
- How effective is calorie reduction (eating less) for losing weight?
- How much muscle mass do you lose by a reduction in calories?
- What relationship between strength and endurance sports is recommended for you?
- What can you eat without problems and what should you avoid?
How much influence do genes have on body weight?
According to research there is a heritable component to BMI and fat mass.
Several studies found that the genetic component of overweight or fat mass seems to be between 20% and 90%.
-In a family studies that compared a parent-child and sibling correlations, heritability estimates fall in the range of 20% to 80%.
-In twins studies, heritability estimates fall in the range of 50% to 90%
-In an analysis of over 3.500 twin pairs who were 4 years old,
shared environmental factors accounted for 24 percent of variance in weight adjusted for height in boys,and, 25 percent of the variance in girls.
*Note: The effects of all genes can be measured, but you cannot identify the genes responsible for them.
The genes we analyze are certainly only just a part of the estimated 20 % to 90% heritability.