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Genetic Linkage

6 Types of Exercise That Counter Inherited Obesity Risk

Exercise is a key component of any weight-loss plan, but it's especially important for people who've inherited a tendency to easily put on pounds. Results of a study published in the August issue of PLOS Genetics adds some granularity to that maxim, parsing 18 activities by their effect on the inherited risk of obesity.


Six activities come out on top, with the winner what the researchers call "regular jogging." 


To continue reading, go to my DNA Science blog at Public Library of Science, where this post originally appeared. 

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