Exercise Can Overpower the "Obesity Gene," Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit Study  
11/4/2011 7:29:06 AM

Obesity may be in your genes, but that is no excuse not to exercise. In fact, physical activity can reduce the effects of the 'fat mass and obesity-associated' (FTO) or obesity gene in adults. Previous research has shown that about 74% of all people in the U.S. with European ancestry have a genetic variation associated with the FTO gene that can lead to weight gain that raises the risk for becoming obese.