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Is obesity recessive or dominant?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
It's complicated: There is no single gene for obesity. There are at least 30 different genes related to obesity (probably many more); some are recessive and some are dominant. but even amongst those who have a genetic predisposition, diet and lifestyle still play a major role. Not everyone with genetic tendencies to obesity become obese. See http://tinyurl.com/h4gllx8

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