What role does genetics play in body image?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Taras Raggio explains the role of genetics in body image.

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    Taras Raggio: Genetic factors when it comes to body image varies from individual, individual 25 to 40%. Genes play an important role in our body composition. Genes make up our total fat, body weight distribution and our overall nutrition. Overall, irregardless of the genetic factors. Ethnicity and environment influence a persons genes. For example if the parents are underweight then the children are more than likely to be underweight. But regardless of genetic factors, lifestyle choices play a key role in successful weight management.