Genetics and Obesity

Overview

4.6 out of 5 (34 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

8

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Obesity is closely linked to genetics and environmental factors. The newest studies in the field of epigenetics further our understanding of the effect of the environment on genetics. This article describes the genetic causes of obesity, including syndromic, monogenic, and polygenic causes, and cites specific examples of epigenetic modifications associated with obesity. This activity reviews the evaluation and treatment of genetically predisposed obesity and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating and treating patients with this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the need for genome and epigenome-wide association studies to understand better how obesity can be inherited.
  • Identify the important genes associated with syndromic and non-syndromic obesity.
  • Describe the crucial times in human life when epigenetic modifications can occur.
  • Explain the importance of a detailed history, physical examination, and genetic tests that can be used to diagnose genetically and epigenetically inherited causes of obesity.

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Raymond A. on 11/30/2022

This was one of the best reviews I have seen in STT PEARLS. I was led to believe that FTO was the. Most commmon cause of monogenic obesity in adults. Where does it fit compared with MCR4 in adults? Could the author send me a response. Do I need to send the question some other way?

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