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Diet and Exercise Work Despite Genetic Obesity Risk

Obese and overweight individuals with genetic risk factors for obesity respond as well as anybody else to diet and exercise, according to a meta-analysis of clinical trials evaluating weight-loss interventions.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

When you hear the word “lifestyle” you think of epigenetics.  Looking for genes like FTO to explain obesity is a waste of taxpayers money.  Searching for lifestyle interventions to change epigenetic marks has a far greater return on investment.

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