What are the biological factors of obesity?

Many factors influence body weight-genes, though the effect is small, and heredity is not destiny; prenatal and early life influences; poor diets; too much television watching; too little physical activity and sleep; and our food and physical activity environment. What are the biological factors? Biological factors include genetic influences, brain chemistry, hormone levels, nutrition, and …

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Do hot flashes raise your metabolism?

Result(s): Twenty-nine physiologically defined hot flashes were recorded. Increases in core body temperature, measured with an ingested radiotelemetry capsule, preceded 76% of the flashes. Increased metabolic rate began after increased core temperature. Peripheral vasoconstriction did not occur. Can hot flashes help you lose weight? The researchers found that three-quarters of the women said easing hot …

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What happens when an obese person loses weight?

“Metabolic improvements start to occur when people with extreme obesity lose about 10 percent of their body weight.” Losing weight can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke; risk factors like high blood pressure, plasma glucose and sleep apnea. What happens when a fat person loses a lot of weight? Obesity increases your risk …

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How does being overweight affect your breathing?

Extra fat on your neck or chest or across your abdomen can make it difficult to breathe deeply and may produce hormones that affect your body’s breathing patterns. You may also have a problem with the way your brain controls your breathing. Most people who have obesity hypoventilation syndrome also have sleep apnea. Will losing …

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