Genetics and Epigenetics of Obesity

Obesity is a complex, inherited attribute influenced by the interchange of genetics, metagenomics, epigenetics and the environment. With the growing access to high precision analytical tools for genetic researches, numerous genes manipulating the phenotype have been recognized, particularly in initial onset severe obesity. The role and potential mechanism of epigenetic fluctuations that may be involved as mediators of the environmental impacts and that may provide future opportunities for intervention.