FIGURE C-5. Gene-environment correlation model.


Gene-environment correlation model. In this model, there is a correlation among genes and social-environmental factors that influence obesity and obesity-promoting behaviors.

From: C, Social Environmental and Genetic Influences on Obesity and Obesity-Promoting Behaviors: Fostering Research Integration

Cover of Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment
Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment: Moving Beyond the Nature/Nurture Debate.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Assessing Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health; Hernandez LM, Blazer DG, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.
Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.

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