How do we solve the obesity problem? Obesity prevention for adults Consume less “bad” fat and more “good” fat. Consume less processed and sugary foods. Eat more servings…

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Metabolic pathways can be broadly divided into two categories based on their effects. Photosynthesis, which builds sugars out of smaller molecules, is a “building up,” or anabolic, pathway….

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Calculating Mass-specific Metabolic Rates. — To get another comparison of smaller versus larger animals, divide the mean rate ( mL min-1) of each animal by its initial body…

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The US obesity prevalence was 42.4% in 2017 – 2018. From 1999 –2000 through 2017 –2018, US obesity prevalence increased from 30.5% to 42.4%. During the same time,…

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But a lucky few appear to buck the trend: They are obese, and yet don’t have any of these typical risk factors for heart disease or diabetes, a…

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America is guilty of child abuse. That’s a central conclusion to be drawn from this issue of Health Affairs , devoted to combating child obesity. Is it the…

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But in general, if your child is obese, he is more likely to have low self-esteem than his thinner peers. His weak self-esteem can translate into feelings of…

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Being overweight raises your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. It can also increase the risk of high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol, and high blood…

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As the smooth surface at the ends of bones, or cartilage, becomes damaged and worn, you feel pain and stiffness in the joint. This can also cause swelling….

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According to a 2010 study in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, “exercise in the heat—40 degrees Celsius [or 104 degrees Fahrenheit]—increases muscle glycogen oxidation and reduces…

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