Exercise Can Overcome a Tendency to be Fat
Genes don't have to mean a lifetime of obesity
(HealthDay) -- Genetics are continuously in the news these days. Experts say even obesity is controlled by a gene.
But the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center says you can manage your weight despite your genetic makeup. It cites a study of twins in Australia that showed that exercise helps overcome a predisposition to obesity.
The medical center says beating obesity is important because too much weight can lead to heart problems and other dangerous conditions, including diabetes.