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How do genetics affect my child's risk for obesity?

Armin Brott
Pediatrics
If the branches of your family tree are sagging under the weight of a lot of obese relatives, your child may be predisposed to put on excess weight. A little extra effort can counterbalance this, both in diet and in physical activity.

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