Mediterranean Diet May Counteract Genetic Risk for Teen Obesity

Mediterranean Diet May Counteract Genetic Risk for Teen Obesity

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Mediterranean Diet May Counteract Genetic Risk for Teen Obesity

The Mediterranean diet reduces obesity-related metrics in adolescents, but it is not as effective in males who have a high genetic risk for obesity, a study has found. In female adolescents, the diet significantly lowered body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and metabolic syndrome, even in participants with a relatively high obesity risk.  The study, “Interaction Effect of the Mediterranean Diet and an Obesity Genetic Risk Score on Adiposity and Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents: The…

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