Weight Gain Research Paper

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Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be either an increase in muscle mass, fat deposits, or excess fluids such as water.


Muscle gain or weight gain can occur as a result of exercise or bodybuilding, in which muscle size is increased through strength training.

If enough weight is gained by way of increased body fat deposits, one may become overweight, generally defined as having more body fat (adipose tissue) than is optimally healthy.

Weight gainer have a latency period. The effect that eating has on weight gain can vary greatly depending on the following factors: exercise regimen, amount of water intake, amount of salt fat or sugar contained in the food, time of day eaten, age of individual, individuals country
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If too much weight is gained, serious health side-effects may follow. A large number of medical conditions have been associated with obesity. Health consequences are categorised as being the result of either increased fat mass (osteoarthritis, obstructive sleep apnea, social stigma) or increased number of fat cells (diabetes, some forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). There are alterations in the bodys response to insulin (insulin resistance), a proinflammatory state and an increased tendency to thrombosis (prothrombotic…show more content…
According to the study, the average woman weighed 147 pounds in 1994 but stated that she wanted to weigh 132 pounds. By 2002, the average women weighed 153 pounds but said she wanted to be 135 pounds, the study found. The fact that even the desired weight of women has increased suggests there is less social pressure to lose weight, the researchers noted.

Energy consumption

Because the body must expend energy to create fat, the amount of energy a person has to expend to lose weight is just slightly smaller than the amount they have to consume in order to gain weight. There are countless mechanisms in the body that manage metabolic rate that effect weight loss and weight gain. Thus, actual weight changes vary between individuals. Also, the computations above assume that all the weight gained and lost is in the form of fat. In reality, this is a mixture of protein, carbohydrates, etc. (in muscle tissue, organs, etc.).

Consider the following weight gainer theoretical calculation

Fat contains about 3,500 kilocalories per pound (32
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