Genetic Component to Obesity: Evidence from Genetic Epidemiology

Louis Pérusse, Treva K. Rice, Claude Bouchard

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In this volume, three chapters are devoted to the current status of our knowledge regarding the role of genetic variation and epigenetic mechanisms in the predisposition to obesity (Chapters 8 through 10), and in the second volume of the Handbook of Obesity, Chapter 8 focuses on single-gene disorders causing obesity. In this chapter, we briey review some of the basic genetic epidemiological methods and then summarize the evidence accumulated on phenotypes of obesity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Obesity
Subtitle of host publicationEpidemiology, Etiology, and Physiopathology: Volume 1, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781482256840
ISBN (Print)9781842145579
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


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