Exercise lessens genetic obesity ascendancy in older women by their age of 70 years old, suggests the most recent study revealed in the journal Menopause.
The excessive body fats characterize the condition known as obesity that leads to trigger number of health problems such as cardiovascular disorders and diabetes. Obesity can be caused due to an array of sources, among which the genetic influence is one and the people suffering through such a type of obesity can have a new hope to get rid of the heavy condition.
A team of researchers followed nearly 8,206 women, who were involved in the Women’s Health Initiative. The researcher reported that the genetic associations within the body mass index (BMI) found to be strongest amid the sedentary postmenopausal women, while the same were observed being weakest among the women with the highest recreational physical activity levels.
Leading author of the published study, Heather Ochs-Balcom, who is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Health Professions of University at Buffalo said in a statement that, “Our sample, which included older women, is the first to show that in the 70 to 79-year-old age group, exercise can mitigate the genetic effects of obesity.”
In order to build body mass index of the participated women, the team examined a genetic polymorphisms as bigger as of 95 samples. They also analyzed the genetic risk score to detect the association of genetic obesity with uniform physical activity.
Ochs-Balcom further added, “The message here is that your genetic risk for obesity is not wholly deterministic. The choices we make in our life play a large role in our health.”
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