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July 04, 2019 - CTV News

Genes, yes, but obesity pandemic mostly down to diet: study

Genes, yes, but obesity pandemic mostly down to diet: study
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A three-fold jump since 1975 in the percentage of adults worldwide who are obese has been driven mainly by a shift in diet and lack of exercise, but genes do play a role as well, according a large-scale study published Thursday.

For people genetically predisposed to a wider girth, these unhealthy lifestyles compounded the problem, resulting in an even higher rate of weight gain, researchers reported in The BMJ, a peer-reviewed medical journal.

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