Influences on Child Eating and Weight Development From a Behavioral Genetics Perspective

Tanja V. E. Kral, PhD; Myles S. Faith, PhD

Disclosures

J Pediatr Psychol. 2009;34(6):596-605. 

In This Article

Conclusions

In conclusion, the study of genetic and home environmental influences with respect to children's eating and weight development is an important area of research which presents a great opportunity for collaboration among scientists from diverse disciplines. The findings from studies in this area likely will have important implications for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in both research and clinical settings. As detailed earlier, children's response to dietary interventions may depend on their genotype. Once identified, it is conceivable that dietary regimens may be tailored to children's genetic predisposition to promote healthy growth and eating patterns. Parents' involvement in child feeding and the structuring of the early home food environment will be crucial components in these interventions.

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE
Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.

processing....