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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.

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