Exercise is part of weight loss plans, and is a crucial tool for maintaining a healthy weight. Physical activity is beneficial for all people, regardless of their genetics, but exercise is especially recommended for people at increased risk of being overweight.
People with a certain variant in the genetic marker of the FTO gene are more likely to be overweight, have an increased Body Mass Index, and waist circumference. However, a large-scale study has shown that genetic susceptibility to obesity-induced variants in the FTO gene can be changed by adopting an active lifestyle.
In fact, people who are more susceptible to obesity experience greater weight loss by exercising at moderate intensities.