The National Council for Hypnotherapy Responds to Study Detailing Genetic Link to Childhood Obesity

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Children’s chances of becoming obese are heavily influenced by their genes as well as factors like diet and exercise.


Hypnotherapy can be targeted to help clients lose weight by adapting the way they feel about food and changing their eating habits.

According to The Telegraph, researchers found that 30 percent of the difference between the body weight of one child and another can be explained by their genes. The study, carried out by University College London studied a random sample of 1.7 million genes in each of 2,269 children between the ages of eight and eleven who were not related to one another. The researchers analysed the results to determine whether children who were of the same weight shared similar collections of genes which could be responsible for their body shape. Findings showed that the combined effects of multiple genes were responsible for around 30 percent of individual differences in children’s weight.

Whilst the National Health Service is doing its upmost to tackle the obesity crisis in the United Kingdom, for some, a complementary approach may be more beneficial.

Hypnotherapy has been used by thousands throughout the UK to change the way they approach food and their eating habits. The National Council for Hypnotherapy members have helped many clients throughout the UK to lose weight in an effective and safe way keeping the weight off over a long term period. A representative explained, ‘Hypnotherapy can be targeted to help clients lose weight by adapting the way they feel about food and changing their eating habits. This can be applied to a client of any age so could aid in reducing the risks of childhood obesity without more severe options like surgery.’

The National Council for Hypnotherapy continues to follow health related news throughout the UK.

NCH represents over 1800 hypnotherapy professionals within the UK and is committed to ensuring the highest possible professional standards amongst our members. Those looking for help with smoking, weight, anxiety, panic attacks, habits and phobias may be helped by local NCH accredited therapists, look for the NCH seal of approval on their websites. As one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists, the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) is actively involved with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and strives to develop standards for the benefit of the profession, now and into the future.

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