August 2019

Jogging Stands Out as Best Exercise to Combat 'Obesity Genes,' Says Study

Published in the journal 'PLOS Genetics,' the study analyzed the data of 18,000 Taiwanese adults, ages 30 to 70. Researchers connected the genomes of participants with the types of exercise they performed regularly. Jogging was revealed as having the strongest anti-obesity effect. Those who had obesity genes and jogged showed a tendency for lower BMI, body fat and a smaller hip circumference.  Study Authors, via Live Science Other exercises with similar effects include long yoga sessions, mountain climbing, both walking and power walking and some types of dancing. The study was unable to determine the effects of some activities such as weight training, basketball and tennis.