Physical activity and FTO genotype by physical activity interactive influences on obesity

  • Geetha Chittoor (Contributor)
  • Dawn K. Coletta (Arizona State University) (Contributor)
  • Joon Young Kim (Contributor)
  • Lawrence J. Mandarino (Arizona State University) (Contributor)
  • Sobha Puppala (Contributor)
  • Ravindranath Duggirala (Contributor)
  • Jacob DeMenna (Contributor)
  • Jennifer Schneider (Contributor)
  • Gabriel Shaibi (Contributor)



Abstract Background Although the effect of the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene on adiposity is well established, there is a lack of evidence whether physical activity (PA) modifies the effect of FTO variants on obesity in Latino populations. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine PA influences and interactive effects between FTO variants and PA on measures of adiposity in Latinos. Results After controlling for age and sex, participants who did not engage in regular PA exhibited higher BMI, fat mass, HC, and WC with statistical significance (Pâ
Date made availableFeb 24 2016
Publisherfigshare Academic Research System

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