The health risks of obesity are well understood. There is a direct correlation between obesity and a higher risk of health problems such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension, arthritis and even cancer. There are known genetic factors that cause obesity and understanding these factors can help you prevent these serious health problems. One such gene is CEP19. This particular gene is known to correlate with obesity. Identify it and reduce your risk for not only obesity, but other related health problems as well.