Exercise can protect teens from effects of obesity-related gene

04/5/2010 | Google

A European study showed that teenagers carrying a mutation in the FTO gene, which is linked to obesity, can ward off the effects of the gene by exercising an hour or more daily. The study found teens with the genetic disposition to obesity who exercised at least an hour a day had waist measurements, body mass index scores and body fat comparable on average to teenagers with regular genes.

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