Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Physically Active Lifestyle May Reduce Genetic Predisposition To Obesity

"New research from the UK suggests that living an active lifestyle can reduce people's genetic predisposition to obesity by about 40 per cent, challenging a popular view that exercise doesn't help people lose weight if they are genetically predisposed to obesity. The study was the work of senior author Dr Ruth Loos, group leader in Genetics in the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the Institute of Metabolic Science, based at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, and colleagues, and was published online on 31 August in the journal PLoS Medicine. For their stud...

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