To lose one kilogram, you need to create a negative energy balance of calories. A) 500 B) 3,500 C) 7,000 D) 1,000
Which of the following statements about genetic factors in obesity is TRUE? A) Genetic factors influence body fat distribution. B) The weight of an adopted child is more closely related to the weights of the adoptive parents than to the weights of the biological parents. C) Researchers have identified a single gene responsible for obesity. D) The genetic contribution to obesity is about 75%.
Alan is somewhat surprised that he has gained a couple of kilograms since coming to university. He has never had a weight problem. He was always active every day in high school sports. Alan admits that his eating habits probably aren't as good as they should be. Still, he eats only three meals a day and a snack at night. He doesn't snack between meals because he doesn't get hungry. The food servers in the cafeteria where he eats always give him generous servings of food. Alan isn't involved with any university sport, but he does play basketball with his friends occasionally. He also has a part-time job and has a full course load. Alan thinks he is more active in university than when he was in high school. In fact, he often feels rushed going to classes because of the distance betwee classroom buildings and the fact that most of his classes are on the third or fourth floor an he has to wait to get an elevator. What additional consideration would help Alan manage his weight? He should A) quit his part-time job. B) reduce calories from complex carbohydrates. C) reduce portion sizes. D) increase calories from protein.
All of the following are factors in the development of diabetes, EXCEPT A) a diet high in protein. B) physical inactivity. C) age. D) obesity.