Eating Habits

Posted on October 9, 2009

We all know that genes play a role in obesity and risks for obesity.  Time to stop blaming the genes, though.  Lifestyle matters. 

A study that is soon to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that even if someone has the FTO gene, their risk of obesity is only increased if their fat consumption is high.

“This means that the critical factor is what you eat. At least in the case of the FTO gene, the most important obesity gene identified so far.”

“This shows that we are not slaves to our genes. Even if we are born with an inherited predisposition to obesity, life style is important.”

– Emily Sonestedt, lead author of the study.

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Have a good weekend and remember not to blame your genes for being unhealthy.  We all can do something about it. 

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