Genes do not determine obesity

Although genetics plays an important role in determining a person's physiological complexion (thin or obese), diet and social factors, they determine whether a person will be overweight and obese.

In an interview with the doctor Adriana Licéaga, she affirms that it is the lifestyle that will influence our complexion: "Genetic factors are important, but in reality they only represent 30%; what you do and eat, is what you will really see on our outside. "


Licéaga, indicates that bad eating habits such as excess fat, simple carbohydrates (refined sugars) and no physical activity, charge the bill to all people:

"While it is true that there are people who at one time are very thin and eat and eat, reach a certain age, after 30 years, where all that fat begins to accumulate, as the metabolism slows down."

In this sense, the health expert recommends to always have good habits and include at least 45 minutes of physical activity, to prevent the rebound from reaching and consequently gain weight that, as the years progress, are more difficult to eliminate.

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