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Do fat people need more calories than thin people to maintain their weight?

A 300-pound fat person burns more calories than does a 150-pound thin person because he requires more energy to move his body weight around, pump blood, and perform other functions. Don't conclude, however, that this fat person needs twice as many calories. On a pound-per-pound basis, the average fat person burns fewer calories than the average thin person, for three reasons.

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13:08:16 on 03/11/08 by Webmaster - Food, Health and Fitness -