Charles Pillsbury III

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Vigorous physical activity could blunt the effects of a common gene linked to obesity, claim US researchers.

Carrying two copies of the FTO gene significantly increases the chances of becoming obese.

However, a study carried out among the US Amish community found an active lifestyle appeared to remove this risk.

[From BBC NEWS | Health | Exercise 'blunts fat gene effect']

Wait just a second here. You’re telling me if I don’t sit on my fat butt and eat Little Debbies all day I’ve got a better chance at not being obese? Wow, you just blew my mind!

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September 10th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

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