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By : Lalitha, Freelance writer, Confidential
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People who are likely to become obese could reduce the risk by 40% just by gardening or going for a walk every day, according to experts. Certain people are genetically predisposed to becoming obese, although most cases are caused by unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles, but even genes could be defeated with regular exercise, challenging the idea that obesity that runs in families is impossible to avoid. Scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) epidemiology unit in Cambridge studied more than 20,400 people aged between 39 and 79, and found the most active cut their chance of becoming obese by an average 40% compared to the least active. To assess whether participants were predisposed to the condition, each subject gave a DNA sample, which was examined for one or more 121 genetic markers that increase weight. A risk of obesity was calculated through individual genetic susceptibility scores, which showed the link between high body mass index (BMI) and score was significantly higher in people who exercised less often.
 
2 comments on "Genetic obesity can be reduced by 40% "
  Commented by  SHRIKANT MANOHAR DANKE, Consultant, Project Management Consultancy Firm    | 12 18 2010 07:32:53 +0000
This is really helpful information for lot of us to control the obesity.
  Commented by  Suresh Prasad Gupta, Freelancer, Pharmaceuticals    | 09 01 2010 17:18:25 +0000
Interesting findings. We should make it a habit of gardening or walking regularly in order to reduce the risk of obesity.
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Nice article. Thank you for such valuable information.
Thanks for sharing such valuable information Sir. Great news for the medical world!
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