Low Genetic Risk Helps to Protect Against Obesity, Decades-long Study Finds

Low Genetic Risk Helps to Protect Against Obesity, Decades-long Study Finds

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Low Genetic Risk Helps to Protect Against Obesity, Decades-long Study Finds

A large-scale study spanning six decades found that people in Norway who are least genetically predisposed to obesity are relatively protected from it, while those most predisposed are at risk of both obesity and severe obesity. These findings suggested that interactions between genes and an environment that increasingly promotes obesity play a role in the diverging risks of people with different genetic predispositions.  The study, “Genetic associations with temporal shifts in obesity and severe obesity during…

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