High PRS

A high PRS is associated with 2 to 6 times increased risk for developing obesity relative to a person not in the high-risk category. The data is based on populations of African, European, Asian, and Hispanic/Latino descent. Information is insufficient or not available for populations of other descent. For participants with high PRS, recommendations include:

  • Counsel the individual and their family regarding diet, physical activity, sleeping and electronic screen habits.
  • Assess for conditions related to obesity and recommend necessary treatment or ongoing screening as indicated.
  • Consider referral to a dietician or nutritionist to assess current eating habits, identify opportunities for improvement, and guide the individual in making healthy choices if indicated.
  • Consider referral to a healthy weight program.