Obesity is 77% Heritable

This post is meant to archive a study oft-cited by fat liberation activists. Please take some time to read the study, and please link to it on your own blogs if you find it compelling.

Wardle J, Carnell S, Haworth CMA, Plomin R. Evidence for a strong
genetic influence on childhood adiposity despite the force of the obeso-
genic environment
. Am J Clin Nutr 2008;87:398 – 404. [HTML]

Accompanying editorial:

Obesity–still heritable after all these years [PDF]