Genetic and environmental contributions to obesity

Med Clin North Am. 2000 Mar;84(2):333-46. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(05)70224-8.


Groups that are already concerned about obesity can be linked together. This can generate plans of action and may lead to small-scale interventions. At the same time, awareness needs to be raised among other potential partners, especially federal, state, and local government agencies. As a partnership is built, funding opportunities, from public and private entities, should increase. The ultimate need is a public health campaign to combat an important public health problem.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Energy Metabolism / genetics
  • Feeding Behavior / psychology
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Obesity / genetics*
  • Obesity / prevention & control
  • Obesity / psychology
  • Risk Factors
  • Social Environment*