A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has shown that healthy eating and exercise habits can substantially cut the risk of heart disease events, even in people who inherit high risk for these events.
The researchers looked at four studies involving 55,685 participants. Among participants at high genetic risk, a favorable lifestyle (no current smoking, no obesity, regular physical activity and a healthy diet) was associated with a 46% lower relative risk of coronary artery disease than an unfavorable lifestyle.
In English this means that no matter what crap genetic cards you were dealt, you have the power to change your destiny. And that, my friends, is a very good thing.
Now go run!