Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fat body, Genetic or Lifestyle?

"Battle Your Biology? Fat Chance!”, Is a headline that became a hot topic in the health section of The New York Post newspaper that was released some time ago. Citing research from a variety of nutrition experts and physicians, in the article is written that genetic factors  also influence a person's weight. So, if you are fat easy, it's not your fault entirely. Is this true?

Dr. James Rosen, a professor from the University of Vermont stated, "We know that outside environmental factors and behavior, genetic factors also play a major role in determining a person's weight."

While genetic factors influence body weight and fat makes a person inherits genes from his parents, then the best way to avoid weight gain is willing to take responsibility for yourself and try to make changes. Remember, though genetically inherited, obesity is preventable.

Obesity & Body Types


In the 1930s, Harvard psychologist Dr. William H. Sheldon developed a classification system for different body types called "somatotyping." Somatotyping a classification system of the body based on the body type of each individual is divided into 3 different types, namely, ectomorph, mesomorphs and endomorphs.

Body types are ectomorph body shape looks thin. The body of the owner usually has a fast metabolism and low body fat. Even when eating a lot of food even once, their weight is difficult to grow.

Mesomorph is an athletic body shape with a solid body and tend to be muscular. This body type usually easiest to form the body and gain muscle mass.

While Endomorphs is someone who tend to overweight, has little muscle mass and fat overstocked. Mesomorph weight will easily rise if you eat certain foods.

Endomorphs produce too much insulin when eating carbohydrates. This is one factor contributing to increased fat storage and difficulty in losing existing fat. This condition is known as "insulin resistance" or "Syndrome X."

Hormones and Weight Loss


The scientists claim that the tendency to gain weight as well as the owner Endomorph body chemical imbalance in the brain that causes people to overeat. The content of this chemical called ghrelin.

Ghrelin is a hormone produced by the cells lining the stomach P/D1 of human and epsilon cells of the pancreas that stimulates hunger. Ghrelin levels increase before meals and decrease after meals.

Ghrelin may lead to accumulation of fat especially in the abdominal area (visceral obesity) which may engakibatkan high blood pressure to diabetes type 2.

In fact, further research is mentioned, when a person is given an injection of ghrelin and then welcome to eat, they ate 30 percent more than usual!

Basically, what the medical community is trying to tell you is that if you are overweight, it is not only affecting the lifestyle, but you may already be genetically inherited.

Experts also suggest that efforts to lose weight instantly without any offset by setting diet and proper exercise should be avoided early on.

The use of drugs sometimes can never be a solution healthy. Diet experts agree if the most healthy way to lose weight is to maintain a diet, exercise, with patience and persistence.

All People Can Lose Weight

Dr. Thomas Wadden, a psychologist from Syracuse University, said, "If you have a genetic predisposition towards obesity, you can reduce the fat like everyone else. No one is destined to be fat, because in essence everyone can lose weight. "As quoted muscleandstrength.

"You just have to work harder and longer than anyone else's. The result may not be as thin as you can imagine, but you can lose weight. "Said Wadden.

Is not a wise thing if you have to give up just because it has genetic factors causing obesity. Bring up the reasons that make you surrender yourself and do not want to do anything to lose weight even make the weight increase.

So, start taking responsibility and make healthy changes in life that 'legacy fat' does not haunt you forever.

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