Children are fond of eating fast food in today’s time. They don’t want to eat nutritious food at all. Children eat a lot of fast food along with soft drinks that makes them unhealthy from inside and turns them obese. Parents should try and teach their child good eating habits that will lead to better growth and make them internally sound. A new discovery by scientists has proven that genes are also responsible for a child’s obesity.
There are two genes present in the human body which play a decisive role in the human body and the development of obesity in a child’s body. This finding will help doctors to identify the problem quickly and start the treatment as early as possible and will also help parents to inculcate good eating habits from the beginning and help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Even though we talk about the earlier discoveries and researches, it showed that the children with isolated gene variants made the children suffering from this problem and turning them into extremely obese children. Thousands and thousands of Children from USA, Europe and Australia took part in this research and helped in these findings.
Since long time, experts have believed that along with genes, environmental factors also play a big role in a child’s obesity. This new research has shown that these two variants play a very big role in the development of a child, says the Associate Director of the Center for Applied Genomics at the children’s hospital, Struan Grant and also added that "Childhood obesity is partly in your genes, It's partly your lifestyle”.
So, the parents and doctors should take extra care of the children who are suffering from the problem of obesity.