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Why is it unhealthy to be obese? A closer look | Understand Nutrition

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In a fasted state, obese individuals have higher glucose metabolism and lower fat metabolism than they should. So, when the body burns most of the available glucose in the bloodstream, instead of burning fat, the body produces signals telling the brain that it needs more fuel. This can cause intense hunger, even though the body actually has plenty of fat stores. As a result, an obese person is likely to overeat and gain more weight.

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