Constantly following a healthy diet in order to prevent the long term obesity, may offer greater benefits especially to people with a high genetic risk of obesity as compared to those at low genetic risks, according to the recent study published in The BMJ.


The associated researchers notified that their findings show that bettering diet quality across time could lead to more improvement in weight loss in the case of those people who are more susceptible to the genetic obesity. The research also proved that the risk of genetically gaining weight can be attenuated with the help of improved dietary habits.

Obesity is considered as one of the complicated disorder, which includes environmental influences as well as a mixture of genes. The earlier study has indicated that the diets with fried foods and higher sugar sweetened drinks may boost genetic associations with the increased body weight.

Professor of Epidemiology, Dr. Lu Qi associated with other researchers from Harvard University and Tulane University, examined the findings obtained from two major researches of US health professionals to investigate further.

Associate professor Helen Zoe Veit from the Michigan State University stated that, “Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century. In America, there was this unique emphasis on rejecting what your mother or your grandmother may have told you. That was not real wisdom. Those were sort of superstitious beliefs about food, and real wisdom came from experts.”