This is a news article at The Sunday Time on 22 July 12.

Is overweight due to poor gene or poor lifestyle


Some interesting findings

As reported in The Sunday Times (22 July):

Obese Aussie kids taken from parents.

One of the heading said, “Experts split over root cause of obesity – poor parenting or genetics?

– 60% of adults in Australia and almost a quater of children aged from two to 16 are overweight or obese.

– 91% of adults do not eat enough vegetables.

– families spend 27% of their weekly food budget on fast food and eating out.

One professor suggested that “A child cannot be forced to eat, and a child cannot accidentally get fat by eating junk food.
The child is driven to eat by hunger from the genetic defect”.

Is it really poor genetic or parenting issue?

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