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Energy balance and body-weight stability: impact of gene-environment interactions.
Br J Nutr 2004; 92 Suppl 1:S63-6BJ

Abstract

Studies of monozygotic twins in the context of overfeeding and energy deficit experiments have shown that gene-environment interactions affect energy balance. From a clinical standpoint, this implies that some individuals are more susceptible to body-weight gain or loss than others because of genetic differences. This opens new perspectives in predictive medicine. In the future, health professionals should be able to count on early diagnosis of individuals at risk for developing long-term metabolic problems and obesity or for not responding adequately to clinical interventions. However, before predictive medicine is in a position to contribute significantly to prevention or treatment of patients, an enormous amount of work has to be done to identify all genetic and environmental factors of relevance, and their network of interactions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Kinesiology, Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Laval University, Ste-Foy, Québec, Canada G1K 7P4. angelo.tremblay@kin.mso.ulaval.caNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15384325

Citation

Tremblay, Angelo, et al. "Energy Balance and Body-weight Stability: Impact of Gene-environment Interactions." The British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 92 Suppl 1, 2004, pp. S63-6.
Tremblay A, Pérusse L, Bouchard C. Energy balance and body-weight stability: impact of gene-environment interactions. Br J Nutr. 2004;92 Suppl 1:S63-6.
Tremblay, A., Pérusse, L., & Bouchard, C. (2004). Energy balance and body-weight stability: impact of gene-environment interactions. The British Journal of Nutrition, 92 Suppl 1, pp. S63-6.
Tremblay A, Pérusse L, Bouchard C. Energy Balance and Body-weight Stability: Impact of Gene-environment Interactions. Br J Nutr. 2004;92 Suppl 1:S63-6. PubMed PMID: 15384325.
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