Gotta love some of the modern terminology in our field and in medicine’s: obesigenic. I suppose it means ‘that which causes obesity’.
Anyway, a very interesting genomics approach to the problem of obesity in America has shown that certain genes associated – not CAUSED – with getting obese are more likely triggered by the environment which has, over the past 40 years, become more obesigenic.
It could be another ‘duh’ research study but it does highlight one of the things that has perplexed some: why over the past 40 years are so many Americans, and truthfully everyone elsewhere, suddenly become so obese?
The answer is vague and more research, of course, is necessary to find out why. But you can at least read this:
Genetic Risk for Obesity Grew Stronger in ‘Obesogenic’ Environment