Caloric intake is restricted

caloric intake is restricted

What are the reasons for weight reduction in obese individuals? There are a multitude of reasons to lose weight. There are many studies that suggest a longer life span in animals whose caloric intake is restricted. A reduction of food intake by 40% in rats has been shown to increase life span by 50%. An example of such a scenario in human

Hormonal causes

Hormonal causes

Hormonal causes of obesity include hypothyroidism and Cushing’s syndrome. Other causes of obesity include tumors and problems in the hunger control centers of the hypothalamus. However, it has been said and it is true that the most common “gland” problem that causes obesity is over activity of the salivary glands

What happens during exercise?

What happens during exercise?

There are two metabolic responses to physical activity, aerobic and anaerobic. Therefore whether you are able to burn off much of the stored fat in your body during exercise depends on the type of exercise and the duration of the activity. During anaerobic activity the muscle relies on its own stored energy reserve, which is in the form of

TheThermogenic Effect of Food

TheThermogenic Effect of Food

What does the body use for energy while at rest? The main form of energy that the body uses at rest is fat in the form of free fatty acids. This fact may prompt some people to eat fat and remain at rest without exercise in order to burn the fat. If this were possible then there of course there would not be the issue of obesity. The body is not a

Obesity

Obesity

Obesity is the most common nutritional problem in the United States. What is the cause of obesity: There is a certain metabolic interrelationship between the various tissues and organs of the body. There is also a cyclic condition in the body with regard to food intake and the rate of breakdown of stored food in the body. Most of the stored food in the