“Fat per se is not as bad as we thought.”
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01-05-2013, 12:07 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
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I disagree. While sedentary lifestyles are bad for a number of reasons (ie cardiovascular, poor mental development, higher risk of injury) the number 1 cause of obesity by far is
overeating and poor nutrition.
One does not even have to exercise to lose or gain weight, they just need to lower or raise their calorie intake.
I believe we had a thread in the Lounge a couple years back about a professor at Kansas State University who went on a "junk food" diet. He ate total garbage (twinkies, candy, etc...) but limited his caloric intake. Not only did he lose weight, but had proportional gains in other metrics of health since being overweight is SO bad in SO many ways. Interesting stuff. I wonder if there was ever any follow-up research.
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