Science on Saturday Night: Obesity and Fat

On the 28th of May, 2016, STD of IAAS held a flash event called Science on Saturday Night, which spreads the science behind obesity and fat in our bodies. To read a review of SOS’s info, continue reading:

People are being told to eat low fat food, eliminate fat from their diet. But, research has shown that it’s not eating fat that’s bad, it’s what kind of fat you’re eating. And better yet, there’s evidence to support that the right kind of fat can actually aid in weight loss and in improving health. What we should consume is unsaturated fat which increases our HDL or healthy colesterol levels and some other saturated fats in the right amount.

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One disease often related to fats is obesity. Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can have a negative effect on many systems in your body. People who are overweight or obese have a much greater risk of developing serious conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The causes of obesity and risk factors are:

  1. A lack of energy balance in your life.
  2. An inactive lifestyle.
  3. Environment factors, such as lack of area to work out.
  4. Genes and family history.
  5. Health condition.
  6. Certain kinds of medication.
  7. Emotional factors that cause you to consume more.
  8. Smoking
  9. Age
  10. Pregnancy
  11. Lack of sleep

Treatments and drugs
The goal of obesity treatment is to reach and stay at a healthy weight. You may need to work with a team of health professionals — including a dietitian, behavior counselor or an obesity specialist — to help you understand and make changes in your eating and activity habits.

• Weight loss programs that include diet changes.

• The initial treatment goal is usually a modest weight loss.

• Cutting calories: the key to weight loss is reducing how many calories you take in. typically amount is 1,200 to 1,500 calories for women and 1,500 to 1,800 for men.

• Eat larger portions of foods that have fewer calories.

• Restricting certain foods : carbs and fats should be limited.

• Exercise

• Weight-loss surgery: Weight-loss surgery limits the amount of food you’re able to comfortably eat or decreases the absorption of food and calories or both. While weight-loss surgery offers the best chance of losing the most weight, it can pose serious risks.

Let’s count! Are you in normal weight or overweight?
BMI = (weight in kilograms / (height in meters x height in meters))
or go check it on www.bmi-calculator.net

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Hope you enjoyed this review on SOS: Obesity and Fat! More exciting science will be soon available here!

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