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WDKX.com » Blog » Sugary Drinks May Magnify The Genetic Risk Of Obesity
Feb 4th 2013 6:06 am
Sugary Drinks May Magnify The Genetic Risk Of Obesity
by News


For people who are genetically predisposed to obesity, drinking a lot of sugary beverages could make their weight problem worse by heightening the effects of their obesity genes, a new study suggests.

"Almost everyone carries some genetic risk of obesity," says Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and an author on the study.

"People who carry a lot of obesity genes have a higher risk. People who drink a lot of soda also have a higher risk of obesity. For people who have both, their risk of obesity is much greater than either factor alone," he says.

Source: usatoday.com