Jogging is among the exercises that can help stop a person becoming obese even if they have a genetic risk of developing the condition, according to researchers.
The new research involved 18,424 Han Chinese adults aged between 30 to 70 years old, who took part in the Taiwan Biobank study. Researchers collected measures of obesity including BMI, body fat percentage, waist and hip circumferences, and waist-to-hip ratio. The team also calculated genetic risk scores using data from the Taiwan Biobank.
Participants told the researchers the types of exercise they did. The respondents were marked down as working out regularly if they exercised for at least 30 minutes, three times a week. Activities related to work, such as manual labor, didn’t count as working out.
Excerpted from Newsweek