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Genetics are not destiny

Genetics are not destiny

A study investigating the interaction of genetics and exercise in over 18,000 Chinese adults suggests people with a genetic predisposition to becoming obese don’t need to take it lying down.

The researchers found the best exercise to manage a genetic predisposition to obesity was regular jogging. Mountain climbing, walking, power walking, certain types of dance and long yoga practices also helped reduce BMI, whereas cycling and swimming did not.

 

First published: Oct 2019

Article sources and references

  • PLOS Genetics, August 2019

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