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Every fifth Russian is genetically predisposed to obesity



This study is important and obvious for Russia, because every fifth Russian has a mutation in the FTO gene, due to which the risk of obesity is multiplied.

If we talk about “bad genetics” and its connection with a sedentary lifestyle, the risk of obesity doubles.

“Imagine that at 180 cm this is almost 10 extra pounds compared to your genetically lucky neighbor with the same lifestyle. One of the main findings of the study was that there is an interaction between the genetic component and physical activity: if you have poor genetics combined with low physical activity, the negative effect of a passive lifestyle is twice as high as among other people, “explained the director by product of the Genotek Medical Genetic Center Alexander Rakitko.

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