Genetics of obesity influence social, legal questions

12/21/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Researchers said a genetic abnormality that causes severe obesity could provide evidence that some parents should not lose custody of their children. Courts, social services and parents increasingly have to consider difficult social and legal questions, such as whether extreme obesity can be seen as abuse or neglect, as more genetic information about obesity is discovered.

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