Obesity and the Relative Role of Exercise and Genetics

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James S. Skinner
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A major increase in the prevalence of overweight and obese people has occurred in industrialized countries over the past few decades. Obesity and the Relative Role of Exercise and Genetics presents information on the increased prevalence of both conditions and discusses the relative role of genes, diet, and physical activity in this phenomenon. The DVD also discusses the important problem of childhood obesity, its consequences, and why it needs to be addressed.

Among the topics covered:
  • Trends among overweight adults and children
  • Relative role of energy intake (diet) and energy expenditure (physical activity) on body weight
  • Basic description of genetics and the role of genetic factors in the regulation of body weight
  • Problems and consequences of childhood obesity
  • Why lifestyle is more important than genetic factors for most chronic diseases
Produced in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine.