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Study: Diet is important for people with genetic risk of obesity

A healthy diet reduces obesity risks and promotes weight loss in general, and especially for people with a genetic predisposition to obesity, a study in The BMJ found. The analysis showed people with the greatest adherence to the DASH or the Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010 diets over two decades saw decreases in body weight and BMI, but the strongest effect was among those with the highest genetic risk of obesity.

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