Obesity is highly prevalence in United States. Obesity can be seen as a positive energy balance, especially a positive fat balance. This may be due in part to how the human body uses energy sources. When a person overconsumes a meal that contains high amounts of both carbohydrate and fat, carbohydrate will stimulate its own oxidation and suppress fat oxidation. This can result in a positive fat balance, which could eventually lead to obesity. Also, it has been shown that after consuming a meal endothelial function is frequently impaired for several hours during the postprandial period.
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- Masters Thesis Exercise and Wellness 2020