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Regulation of Energy Balance

  • Michele Macedonio
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Part of the Sports Medicine and Health Science book series (SMHS)

Abstract

Preliminary to any discussion of weight control is a definition of terms. Although often used synonymously, overweight and obesity are not identical. Overweight denotes an excess of body weight relative to standards for height, whereas obesity refers to a surplus in body fat. Body fat is the quantity of triglyceride and other fats which the body contains and is the major constituent of adipose tissue.

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Caloric Restriction Caloric Intake Weight Regulation High Sucrose Diet Weight Control Program 
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