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    Obese people burn less fat than lean people, may play a role in obesity

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    Monday, February 04, 2008 2:39 pm Email this article
    Lean people burned the most fat, and obese people burned the least fat according to a new study. "The observed reduction in dietary fat oxidation in subjects with a higher percentage body fat may play a role in human obesity," the researchers concluded. Comment

    Comment : This is why drugs like ephedrine and caffeine make sense to me

    This is not new.

    I wrote about this in 1994 in my book The New Diet Pills.

    This is why drugs that both increase metabolism, increase the burning of fat, and decrease appetite, such as ephedrine and caffeine or ephedrine, caffeine and green tea or oolong tea make the most sense to me for treating obesity.

    Although I am not aware of any studies that have tested this, I imagine that phentermine probably also increases metabolism and the burning of fat since it forces the release of noradrenaline, although perhaps not as much as ephedrine and caffeine.


    Westerterp K, Smeets A, Lejeune M, Wouters-Adriaens MP, Westerterp-Plantenga MS. Dietary fat oxidation as a function of body fat. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Jan, 87(1):132-35.


    K. R. Westerterp
    Department of Human Biology
    Maastricht University
    The Netherlands
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