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4 Your Health: A landmark for In Vitro births, missing macular degeneration and obesity and exercise.

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Tucson- Just because obesity runs in your genes doesn't mean you should give up on exercising.

A new study reveals physical activity is especially beneficial for people who are genetically at risk for weight gain.

Researchers, at the University Of North Carolina, identified thousands of adults with the so-called obesity gene. They found exercise reduced the weight gaining effects of this gene by about 30 percent.

IVF babies reach million mark

More than one million babies have now been conceived using In Vitro fertilization or similar treatments in the U.S..

In 2015, 81 percent of IVF babies were singletons,19-percent were twins and less than half a percent were triplets or higher multiple births.

Researchers, with the Society For Assisted Reproductive Technology, said the use of frozen donor eggs has increased in recent years.

Macular degeneration misdiagnosed 

A new study finds many cases of macular degeneration are missed during primary eye exams.

Researchers at the University Of Alabama At Birmingham re-tested over 600 seniors whose eye doctors said they did not have macular degeneration.

They found one quarter of the patients actually did have the condition which causes irreversible vision loss. Experts said some of these patients could have been treated with nutritional supplements if their condition had been diagnosed earlier.

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