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Physical activity and incident obesity across the spectrum of genetic risk for obesity

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: Individuals at high genetic risk of obesity needed higher daily step counts to reduce the risk of obesity than those at moderate or low genetic risk in this study of 3,124 adults. Population-based recommendations may underestimate physical activity needed to prevent obesity among those at high genetic risk. 

Authors: Evan L. Brittain, M.D., M.Sc., and Douglas M. Ruderfer, Ph.D., of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, are the corresponding authors.

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