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i am overweight but my wife has a perfect weight, will our child get the genes from the father and be overweight as well?

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Dr. Marc Neff
Dr. Marc Neff answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Obesity genes: There are over 50 genes that have been implicated in obesity. But genes can make one susceptible to a condition, like obesity, but there will still be an interaction with the environment. Meaning, you may have a risk of becoming diabetic, but it still depends on what you eat. So, your child may have a risk of being obese, but it still depends a large part on your childs diet and exercise habits.
Answered on Apr 27, 2014

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