Obesity - how do our genes contribute?
From Jillian Hosie
14th January 2015
Dr Mandy Drake and Professor Nik Morton, University of Edinburgh / BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science
In recent years, obesity has become a problem for the health of our children and young people. Being overweight or obese can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, stroke and some cancers and obesity in pregnancy may have important consequences for the unborn child. Hear about how our genes and environment contribute to obesity and learn of new research from Edinburgh on natural resistance to obesity that hopes to lead to medicines that can prevent and treat obesity.