There is broad agreement that obesity risk is determined by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. What has only recently come to light, is that the influence of different genetic and environmental factors on body weight waxes and wanes across the lifespan. Speakers in this session will describe the latest findings from innovative studies of infants, children and adults that are telling us more about the complex ways that genes and environment interact to drive obesity.


1:30pm Genetic and Environmental Influences on Body Weight Throughout the Life Course
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD FTOS
2:00pm Genetic and Hormonal Influences on Eating Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence
Kelly L Klump, PhD
2:30pm Genes, Family Environment, and Non-shared Environment From Infancy to Childhood
Clare H Llewellyn, PhD