Friday, March 20, 2015

How Bodies Deal With Increased Weight

I came across this BBC documentary from 2012 in which researchers asked a group of relatively skinny volunteers to eat 5000 calories every day for 4 weeks. The researchers performed various health check ups and tests on the subjects every week to make sure that they were still relatively healthy.
This was a pretty neat documentary and, I think it is a pretty good introduction to epigenetics, and now I can't hear about the topic without being reminded of this. At the end of the experiment, the scientists go through and perform a final examination of how much weight each person gained, as well as look further into the distribution of fat on the person's body and possible explanations behind it. 

Why are thin people not fat?

I was reminded of this documentary after hearing Jaclyn's presentation in class, last week.


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