Genetics of Obesity

Obesity is very heritable. Obesity can be a complicating disorder resulting from the interactions of a wide variety of hereditary and environmental factors. Polymorphisms in various genes controlling appetite and metabolism predispose to obesity under certain dietary conditions. One gene mutation, the melanocortin 4 receptor, may be responsible for tens of thousands of cases of obesity. Monogenic type of genetic mutation can result in severe forms of obesity that run in families. Occurrences of monogenic kinds of overweight are evidence that obesity may be caused by genetic mutations. The most common forms of obesity are probably the result of variations within a large number of genes.

  • Hereditary Factors
  • Genetic Syndromes
  • Biological pathways

    Related Conference of Genetics of Obesity

    June 06-07, 2018

    International Congress on Obesity & Nutrition

    Philadelphuia, Pennsylvania USA
    March 15-16, 2019

    International Conference on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

    Novotel Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia

    International Conference on Obesity, Diet Management & Nutrition

    Venue & Hotel : Hilton New York JFK Airport Hotel in March 18 - 19, 2019 New York, USA
    May 23-24, 2019

    2nd World Obesity and Diabetes Care Congress

    Paris, France
    June 21-22, 2019

    21st Global Obesity Meeting

    Brisbane, Australia

    Genetics of Obesity Conference Speakers

    Recommended Sessions

    Related Journals

    Are you interested in