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caused by overeating
- Diet composition may
be just as important as diet enerty content in the pormotion
or reduction of ob estiy
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carbohydrate content may be crucial in preventing weight gain
in individual with the genetic predispoition to obestiy, in whom
carboydrates may inhibit food intake and stimulate energy ecpenditure.
High carbohydrate diets are alos indicated for the treatment of
obesity, and in particular for weith maintenance after weight