Study Details Factors Associated With Obesity in AdultsPosted: Sep 18 in Medical Weight Loss News by Ethan Lazarus
A recent study researched factors which may be associated with obesity in adults. Remember, these are associations, so you cannot assume cause and effect. Nonetheless, I’ve summarized a few of the interesting associations for you:
Sleep: Women who sleep less than 6 hours per night weigh 13-17 pounds more than those sleeping at least 7 (in men, 19-24 pounds)
Intent to control food intake: Women with high intent to control food intake weigh 10-13 pounds more than women with low intent (Men: 12-15 pounds)
Emotions: Women who avoid overeating in response to thoughts or emotions weigh 14-18 pounds less than those who tend to overeat in these situations (Men 17-22 pounds)
Exercise: Women who engage in 30 minutes or more of high-intensity exercise per day weight 8-11 pounds less than those who engage in none (Men: 12-15 pounds)
Fat: Women who get less than 30% of calories from fat weigh 9-11 pounds less than those getting 40% or more from fat (Men: 10-12 pounds)
-Published in Obesity April 2009, Leblanc et al.