For many people, weight control means weight loss or restricted diets. However, for some it can mean gaining weight or maintaining a current weight or body standard.

Weight and the activities of eating and exercise are related to people's body image, sense of general health, energy level and ability to participate in certain activities.

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Relevant research:

Horton TJ, et al. Fat and carbohydrate overfeeding in humans: different effects on energy storage. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1995; 62: 19-29.