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'Obesity Genes' May Influence Food Choices, Eating Patterns

(Science Daily)  Blame it on your genes? Researchers … say individuals with variations in certain "obesity genes" tend to eat more meals and snacks, consume more calories per day and often choose the same types of high fat, sugary foods.
Their study … reveals certain variations within the FTO and BDNF genes -- which have been previously linked to obesity -- may play a role in eating habits that can cause obesity.
The findings suggest it may be possible to minimize genetic risk by changing one's eating patterns and being vigilant about food choices, in addition to adopting other healthy lifestyle habits, like regular physical activity.
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