Is Obesity the Result of Genetics or Merely the Lack of Physical Exercise?

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a. Introduction: i. Literature Review: There is ongoing research in the search to discover if obesity is the result of genetics or merely lack of physical exercise and poor eating habits. A peer-reviewed article by A Li and D Meyre entitled, Challenges in Reproducibility of Genetic Association Studies: Lessons learned from the Obesity Field, mentions that genetics does have a substantial role in obesity, but since scientists cannot reproduce the gene and prove that it is true, they cannot guarantee that genetics is a result of obesity (Li & Meyre, 2012). A similar reviewed article by David U. Gorkin and Bing Ren, states that there are 75 locations on the human DNA sequence that relates to obesity, but in this research direct evidence is…show more content…
c. Results: N Range Minimum Maximum Sum Mean Statistic Statistic Statistic Statistic Statistic Statistic -->There are so many different messages about whether being overweight is harmful to one's health it is hard to know what weight one should maintain to be healthy. 1452 8.00 1.00 9.00 3185.00 2.1935 Valid N (listwise) 1452 Descriptive Statistics Mean Std. Deviation Variance Skewness Std. Error Statistic Statistic Statistic Std. Error -->There are so many different messages about whether being overweight is harmful to one's health it is hard to know what weight one should maintain to be healthy. .03126 1.19112 1.419 1.651 .064 Valid N (listwise) The research shows that most of the people in this study believed that obesity causality of genetics, opposed to lack of exercise and healthy eating habits. The data shows that the standard errors was .064, which indicates that the research is accurate and have relatively no margins of errors in their analysis of the data. d. Discussion: People who are obese believe that they are obese because of their genetics. The research proposed will try to prove that obesity is due mainly to lack of physical activity and poor eating habits. If this study were further conducted, the researchers would survey people who are obese and asked them what they think the cause of their obesity is. The purpose of this research is to educate people that if they change their eating habit to healthier choices and

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