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Point/Counterpoint: Which Impacts Weight Gain More: Genes or Environment?

We know obesity is a complex disease and that both genetics and environment are widely viewed as causes. But… which one affects weight gain more?

Leading obesity medicine specialist Donna H. Ryan, MD; and internationally recognized obesity researcher, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD, FACSM,FAHA, square-off in a lively discussion about this question with data from both sides. Follow along for helpful tips and tools to navigate the weight hurdles in your life.

Presented at YWM2017

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