9/9/2008

Physical Activity Can Reverse Effects of Obesity Gene. Huh?

Filed under: — menk @ 9:28 am

fat guys in exercise clothes

A recent study suggests that, “physical activity may reduce the risk of obesity in people with a genetic mutation that predisposes them to high body mass index.” So let me paraphrase this from my perspective as a non-medical type; ‘Exercise can help people be less obese.’ Well, who would have thought that this was possible? :-)

So is there a gene there at all? I suspect that Obese individuals who have no interest in actually being healthy and losing the weight can blame their genetic makeup. While folks who recognize they have some responsibility and control over their weight can exercise and lose the weight. Now everyone is happy.

Physical Activity Can Reverse Effects of Obesity Gene

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