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20 of the worst hereditary conditions

Espresso Logo By Chris Suppa of Espresso | Slide 2 of 21: According to Harvard Health Publishing, genes may account for as much as 70% to 80% of the predisposition to be overweight. While diet, environment and level of exercise are certainly factors, a person’s genes can contribute to obesity, especially if parents or blood relatives are overweight. Genes have also been shown to be the cause of obesity disorders such as Bardet-Biedl syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome.

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According to Harvard Health Publishing, genes may account for as much as 70% to 80% of the predisposition to be overweight. While diet, environment and level of exercise are certainly factors, a person’s genes can contribute to obesity, especially if parents or blood relatives are overweight. Genes have also been shown to be the cause of obesity disorders such as Bardet-Biedl syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome.

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