USA: More Physical Activity Needed to Cut Risk for Obesity Among Those With Genetic Risk

The daily step count needed to reduce the risk for obesity varies based on an individual’s genetic risk for higher body mass index (BMI), according to a study published online March 27 in JAMA Network Open.

Evan L. Brittain, M.D., from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study involving participants from the All of Us Research Program. The association of genetic risk for higher BMI with the level of physical activity needed to reduce incident obesity was examined.

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