Exercise Changes How Genes Work | Bilingual News for Students | Scoop.it

A study of over 12,000 men and women reveals that a brisk daily walk can change how the DNA your mother and father gave you affects your body, particularly the 32 genes that have been linked to a person's body mass index, or BMI, a ratio of height and weight used to determine if someone is obese. After indexing how many variants of the weight-gain genes each person in the study had, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health concluded that "for every genetic variant, the effect on BMI was to increase it by 0.13 kg/m2."


Via Sakis Koukouvis