The discovery of FTO, which predisposes people toward obesity, created a defeatist attitude among many who struggle with weight. Why waste time exercising if you were born to be fat?
It's a good question, and researchers now have a good answer. A study published in the scientific journal PLoS Medicine indicates that exercising, even with the FTO gene, reduces the chances one will become obese by nearly 30%. The researchers analyzed data from 45 studies including 218,000 adults living in North America, Asia, and Europe and found that exercise influenced both body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference in adults.
No more excuses, ladies. Lace up those sneakers and get moving. Your body will respond, and it will feel great. I promise.