Based on current research findings what genetic and lifestyle factors are most strongly correlated with obesity?

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Based on current research findings what genetic and lifestyle factors are most strongly correlated with obesity?

Discuss two barriers to changing behaviors related to consuming a healthy diet and getting adequate physical activity that should be addressed in public health programs aimed at reducing obesity.

Weight Regulation and Obesity Prevention
Energy balance is the very foundation of weight regulation. To maintain a given weight energy intake must equal energy output. If excess calories are consumed or if energy expenditure is minimized a weight gain will result.
Alternatively a reduction in calorie consumption or increase in energy expenditure results in a loss of body weight. Yet for all the simplicity an obesity epidemic has swept the nation as many Americans struggle in their attempts to lose weight.
Based on current research findings what genetic and lifestyle factors are most strongly correlated with obesity?
From a public health perspective what might be done to help reverse the trend of obesity? Consider the various determinants and influences of weight that you discussed in question 1. Which of these have a practical application at the population level?
Discuss two barriers to changing behaviors related to consuming a healthy diet and getting adequate physical activity that should be addressed in public health programs aimed at reducing obesity.
How should a Christian view obesity and what can the church actively do to help reduce obesity? Use at least one Scripture reference to support your views.