Posted by: 4pack | September 9, 2008

Exercise Can Overcome Obesity Gene

PART OF ANY OBESITY CAMPAIGN WILL BE THE DIFFICULT TASK OF REMOVING EXCUSES THAT ACT AS BARRIERS TO THE TRUTH…EXERCISE CAN OVERCOME A GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TO OBESITY…THE MEDICAL STUDIES, SUCH AS THIS ONE, WILL START SHOWING THIS CONCLUSIVELY AND THE APLOGISTS AND OBESITY “ADVOCATES” WILL HAVE LESS AND LESS INFLUENCE ON THE DEBATE…IT’S RIDICULOUS TO HAVE FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS LEGISLATED AGAINST…CLOSE YOUR DAMN MOUTHS WHEN YOU AREN’T HUNGRY ANY MORE…DO SOME EXERCISE, WALK THE STAIRS, DRINK WATER INSTEAD OF THE SODAS……

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080908/hl_nm/obesity_gene_dc

They said a study among a group of Amish people found those who had an obesity-related gene called FTO but were very physically active weighed about the same as others who did not carry the gene.

“When we looked at the Amish who were the most active, there is suddenly no effect of that gene,” said Dr. Soren Snitker of the University of Maryland, whose study appears in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

The findings, which suggest physical activity can overcome a genetic predisposition for obesity, may help inform the debate over whether changes in diet or physical activity will make the biggest difference in fighting obesity.

Consumer groups have pushed for laws such as July’s moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in certain Los Angeles neighborhoods, while the food industry often maintains that a lack of exercise is more to blame.

Researchers focused their study on a group of 704 Old Order Amish men and women in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania….

People in the most physically active group expended about 900 more calories per day than the low-activity group. That would equal three to four hours of moderately intense physical activity such as brisk walking, house cleaning or gardening.

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