collapse


Drummer Boy

  • Road Captain
  • Country: us
  • Posts: 1885
  • Liked: 1902
  • Awards: Post of the year 2015
Majority of weight loss occurs 'via breathing'
« on: December 18, 2014, 04:08 »
Interesting article

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287046.php

The lungs are the primary excretory organ in weight loss, according to researchers from the University of New South Wales in Australia.
Quote
When weight is lost, the majority of it is breathed out as carbon dioxide.
Quote
Prof. Andrew Brown and Ruben Meerman reported widespread misconception regarding how weight is lost, finding physicians, dietitians and personal trainers all equally guilty of not knowing. Most believed that fat is converted to energy or heat, "which violates the law of conservation of mass," they write.

Quote
They found that when 10 kg of fat were oxidized, 8.4 kg were converted and excreted as carbon dioxide (CO2) via the lungs, and 1.6 kg became water (H20).

"None of this biochemistry is new," say the authors, "but for unknown reasons it seems nobody has thought of performing these calculations before. The quantities make perfect sense but we were surprised by the numbers that popped out."
  • ReplyReply

  • esafosfina

    • Neo Pro
    • Country: gb
    • Posts: 285
    • Liked: 319
    Mate... I'm living, (was going to say 'breathing') proof that this is absolute bollox!  ;)
  • ReplyReply
  • "Sturgess, don't you dare get off that bike" - Sean Kelly, Nokere, 1989.

     

    Recent Posts

    Re: Tour de Romandie by AG
    [Today at 00:35]


    Re: Official Prediction Game 2017 by Josedin
    [Today at 00:27]


    Re: Official Prediction Game 2017 by del1962
    [Today at 00:18]


    Re: Tour de Romandie by search
    [April 30, 2017, 21:42]


    Re: Tour de Romandie by t-72
    [April 30, 2017, 21:04]


    Re: Tour de Romandie by t-72
    [April 30, 2017, 20:44]



    Top
    Back to top