Obesity Genetics

 Thoroughly answer the following questions for this online discussion.  Your initial post (worth 20pts) must be composed in full sentences, be grammar and spell checked and be 400-500 words in length. The purpose of this discussion is to further explore the expanding field of obesity genetics.

To begin, perform an internet search for ‘obesity genes’.  Choose a topic from a media outlet.  For example, CNN and BBC.  The internet article cannot be more than 5 years old, and the title, author and URL must be included in your post.  Additionally, each post should be unique.  Answer all the numbered prompts in paragraph format using your own words and following all instructions to earn full credit.

1.  Summarize your article and explain how your article seeks to either explain obesity or add to the current knowledge about obesity with genes.
2.  What kind of genetic regulation is discussed in your article?
3.  Are there any remedies, therapies or solutions for obesity that are suggested?
4.  What is your overall impression of your article?  Is it biased in any way? How does it fit it to the obesity epidemic in our society? How much of an impact do you think the research covered in your article will have on the field of obesity research?