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The fatter the person, the harder it is to lose weight with exercise

  If you want to lose weight, it seems that it is difficult to bypass the classic road of “control your mouth and move your legs”. However, the effect of “stretching the legs” is very metaphysical: some people do not lose weight when they exercise, and some people get fatter. An international research team published an article in the journal “Contemporary Biology” on August 27, saying that sports will reduce the level of basal metabolism and greatly reduce its fat-burning effect. This phenomenon is most significant in obese people and the elderly, and has the greatest impact on obese people.
  The BMI index is the body mass index, which is a commonly used international standard to measure the degree of body weight and health. Generally speaking, a BMI index between 20 and 25 is normal, over 25 is overweight, and over 30 is obese. The Chinese Academy of Sciences research team analyzed the data of 1,750 adults with BMI values ​​between 12.5 and 61.7. They found that for obese people with a higher BMI, about half of the calories burned by exercise were “offset”, and resting metabolism was reduced by 49%. In contrast, individuals with normal BMI have only 28% of their exercise energy “offset”. In other words, the exercise effect of obese people is worse than that of people who are not obese.
  After the investigation, the researchers found that the cause of individual differences in exercise effects may be the so-called compensation effect of exercise, that is, exercise increases energy consumption, but the body will compensate for the increase in total energy consumption from other aspects. Fat content does affect the extent of the compensation effect, and fat people have a much greater compensation effect than thin people.
  ”The level of obesity determines the individual differences in the compensation mechanism. The more obese people exercise, the lower the resting metabolism level. For example, every extra calorie consumed by obese people during exercise will reduce about half a calorie at rest.” Professor Louis Halsey from Roehamp University in the United Kingdom explained.
  This may be a “heart-wrenching” conclusion for obese people. It means that it may be more difficult for obese people to lose weight through exercise than thin people.

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