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Associations between medical students’ beliefs about obesity and clinical counseling proficiency | BMC Obesity | Full Text
Numerous studies, however, demonstrate that genetics and heredity are a major factor in determining who within society will have obesity. Two particularly compelling studies showed that people adopted into new families showed very little body mass index correlation with their adopted parents, but a strong correlation with their biological parents and siblings. These and other studies conclude that the heritability index of obesity is between 0.40 to over 0.70 — nearly the same as that of height and higher than for heart disease or breast cancer.
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Obesity Canada's Response to the Tragic Story of Ellen Maud Bennett - Obesity Canada
Ellen Bennett died of cancer because doctor's never looked for it. They only told her to lose weight.
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