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    neha francis's Avatar Member
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    Question Is obesity hereditary?

    Is obesity hereditary? I am getting married and my fiance's parents are both obese. I dont want my child to get the obese gene,.....

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    Obesity is hereditary but only to a certain extent. Basically its all about eating habits. It results when someone regularly takes in more calories than needed. The hereditary effects can be negated with a healthy lifestyle that is healthy lifestyles can counteract these genetic effects.So you don't have to worry about your child being obese. all you have to do is to follow a healthy lifestyle.

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    obesity depends on the lifestyle more than heredity. what you eat is what you will be. if you follow a healthy lifestyle, then your kids will follow the same as they learn from parents. eating healthy and being physically fit will keep you and your family ion good health.

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    Obesity is hereditary in some cases but can also be a malfunction in a person's body alone. Then there are others who are just too lazy.. For them, obesity is caused by lifestyle not by some gene or malfunction..

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    No, This is not hereditary. It is depends on family treatment. If your family is healthy then he will try to to make more healthy than they.
    Last edited by IndiaParenting; 03-07-2014 at 02:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hetal Kapoor
    obesity depends on the lifestyle more than heredity. what you eat is what you will be. if you follow a healthy lifestyle, then your kids will follow the same as they learn from parents. eating healthy and being physically fit will keep you and your family ion good health.
    The sedentary lifestyle nowadays and eating junk food is the primary cause of obesity in this age. It's hereditary to some extent but life style change is required to prevent it in the long run. I agree with you that it's all about life style.

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