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
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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 still lacking (Gorkin, D & Ren, B, 2014). ii. Introduction of Hypothesis: The hypothesis is; obese people believe that they are obese because of genetics. iii. Variables related to HINTS survey: The variables in my hypothesis are related to the HINTS survey because the independent variable, obesity is the same. The dependent variable is genetics and that is the same as in the HINTS survey.
b. Methods:
i. More about hypothesis: Most people who are obese do not want to take responsibility for their obesity. The obese have a hard time accepting the fact that they are obese due to their lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating habits. If more people who are obese could recognize that they are not obese because of their genetics then
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