Why Putting On Weight Frequently Includes Age


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“The results indicate for the first time that processes in our fat tissue regulate changes in body weight during aging in a way that is independent of other factors,” Arner, a professor of. Why does weight gain often come with age? Processes in our fat tissue regulate changes in body weight during ageing in a way that is independent of other factors. People in the study who consumed the same or more calories as they got older had an average 20% weight gain.

Why? According to Arner’s group, fat cells showed age-linked declines in the rate at which fats lipids were removed and stored from the cells over time. It’s a process called “lipid turnover.”. People in the study who consumed the same or more calories as they got older had an average 20% weight gain.

Why? According to Arner’s group, fat cells showed age-linked declines in the rate at which fats lipids were removed and stored from the cells over time. It’s a process called “. “The results indicate for the first time that processes in our fat tissue regulate changes in body weight during ageing in a way that is independent of other factors,” Arner, a professor of medicine, said in an institute news release.

‘Lipid turnover’ A team led by Peter Arner of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm analysed fat cells taken from 54 men and women over an average of 13 years. “The results indicate for the first time that processes in our fat tissue regulate changes in body weight during aging in a way that is independent of other factors,” Arner, a professor of medicine, said in an institute news release. As we get older, we tend to gain weight — and not just because we’re less active. Instead, we lose muscle mass as we age, which lowers our body’s resting metabolic rate, Lauren Blake, a dietitian. The precursor to an old age sedentary lifestyle is multifaceted.

The obvious one is hormone profiles change to carry less muscle. Your body doesn’t keep a metabolically active muscle cell when it can keep a non-metabolically fat cell. Lifestyles c. The other most common age-related change in body composition is muscle loss. Because muscle has a high metabolic rate, its loss is associated with a reduction in energy expenditure.

This decrease in caloric burn lends itself to weight (fat) gain. Both increased VF and decreased muscle mass are linked to a loss of insulin sensitivity.

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Although FTT is intended to refer to slow weight gain after birth, a low weight for age can result from a slow weight gain either before or after birth, or from a combination of the two, so the use of an attained weight criterion preferentially selects infants with a low birthweight (Olsen et al. 2006).

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During the adult life span, a gain in weight typically occurs between age 25 and 45 and is attributable to both a decrease in physical activity levels and excess caloric intake.

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The largest variation in weight gain after birth occurs in the first 2 years of life, when infants born small for gestational age (SGA) show a rapid early weight gain (Holzhauer et al. 2009).

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The weight gain during middle adulthood is mainly due to an increase in BMI representing the accumulation of body fat around the waist and hips (commonly referred to as the ‘‘middle-aged spread’’).

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Indeed, weight gain among women is common across adulthood, particularly following each reproductive milestone such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause as the body’s basal metabolic rate slows down.

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A model such as age → body weight → blood pressure seems reasonable; processes that occur with advancing age, such as slowing metabolic rate, can lead to weight gain, and weight gain increases the demands on the cardiovascular system, which can cause an increase in blood pressure.

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Early and excessive weight gain is most often because of overfeeding but can also be caused by lack of physical activity, congenital syndromes (e.g., Prader-Willi syndrome), or medical conditions such as hypothyroidism.

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During adult life, adiposity generally increases whereas lean tissue mass declines, resulting in a fall in BMR/kg with age.

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As one ages between the mid-20s and the mid-50s, a gradual increase in gross body weight occurs because of the accumulation and increased deposition of adipose tissue.

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Most adults do not intentionally gain weight, but as we age, a decrease in physical abilities leads to a decrease in metabolic rate (amount of energy used in a given period), which in turn contributes to weight gain.

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  • This is a very grounded, positive channel. You look so much healthier now than in that photo of you in your 30s! I admire and appreciate anyone who puts positive vibes out in to the world, so respect to you sir.

  • I’m turning 55 next week and do yoga at lease 4-5 days a week I’m 64kg and 1”78m I drink a cup hot lemon water almost every morning before meals. I still eat a little bit of chocolate or a cookie every other week but not wine or beer. It’s possible to do portion control and from there it’s all good ��.. live your life!! ������

  • This came at the right time. I am active and go to the gym 6 days a week, been watching what I eat and doing more cardio and I gained 2 pounds in the last 2 weeks lol. I must be doing something wrong.

  • Weight gain became my biggest nightmare. I cannot sleep and consequently I cannot do my daily tasks. I hope that you understand me english isn’t my first language so please excuse any mistakes

  • I was sticking with my diet plan for 2 years ago but now i cannot bear starvation and i noticed that i tend to binge food more than the time before the diet i’m afraid of weight gain why???????????

  • I’m in construction and still have a weight problem. I think it may be because i use KFC as my reward dinner after work. (only half joking)

  • What’s your next health goal? Share it with us in the comments below.

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  • Hi guys you are doing very good work. Nice video
    But my suggestion to get some suggestions from a concerned speciality doctor before making health related videos.
    Many things to be added.

  • Another great video. Seeing you in your 30s is very inspiring and shows us what can be achieved in middle age. I am a massive advocate of mindfulness following a breakdown over 10 years ago. For the first time I was able to be “selfish” about my need for fitness in my life. I think many family men feel guilty going to the gym. The wife may not be understanding especially when she feels stuck at home slaving in the kitchen and looking after the kids etc. etc. My advice would be for BOTH man and wife to find the time in their lives to look after their bodies and their health. Sure you will look better, but you will feel better in so many ways mentally and physically and hopefully prolong your life at the same time! Due to my breakdown I was able to say “I HAVE to go to the gym for medical reasons”. I was able to go with a clear consiounce which I dont think I was able to do before that. Ever since that moment I have been training hard. Only recently have I started to focus on the cardio side. I used to go to the gym 3 times a week for an all over body workout. My big development however is I now try and go 5 days a week when possible (which I do most of the time) with 1 hour cardio (600+ calories) plus 30 minutes ish of weights (I do the weights first). I cover 3 main excercises where I used to do 6. The massive benefit is by only doing 3 excercise groups over 30 minutes my intensity per excercise is greater than ever. I can throw myself into every excercise not worrying about having to conserve myself for the next half hour of traing. Then I sit on my bike in the gym…. whilst answering business emails, talking on my live chat, playing golf!!!! Its brilliant! By the end of the session I have burnt at least 800 calories My body has been worked hard. Heart, lungs and muscles all stretched. Its an amazing feeling and definitely helps balance the books so to speak calories wise. If anyone is self employed out there you will be amazed at how much work you CAN get done when on a bike. Thanks as always.


  • This hormonal balance is so frustrating. I’m post menopausal and still carrying around this infuriating spare tire around the middle. Difficult to find clothes that fit right or look flattering. I’m trying to keep my portions smaller and eating plenty of fruit and vegetables. Do I have to give up sugar entirely?! Difficult when my husband keeps bringing home candy and cookies!

  • Pls, tell me why I have hot flushes for almost 10years now?!? I’m just 3kg over my ideal weight, I stopped the sugar for the last 3years, I’m not a big meat eater. I eat very close to the 123 program. I walk an hour for work and do a lot of up and down the steps at home because of my dog…I like exercise. I do interm. fasting and twice per year 20 days fast. My doctor do not give me hormones because of cancer in my family…ok, but I cannot sleep properly at night because of the HFs!! Any advise? Thank you.

  • That’s so interesting, thank you. Even post-meno, I’d no idea this would come into play. If we’d followed all the strategies of your previous video, cut portions and were eating 16:8, why might it STILL be impossible to lose weight and in fact be fighting a gain? Thank you

  • I have probably made this comment before, I wish I had known this years ago. Now I am 54 and working hard at reversing the weight gain, that happened during the last 4 or 5 years. The good news is, I am seeing results and feeling good about the future. So thankful for all the information out there nowadays. You make it so easy to understand as well! Thanks, Dr. Becky!

  • this is amazing I can’t believe how connected my life is with you right now I am witnessing to a dear friend who just went on hormones treatments I can’t remember how old she is but I’ve been trying to reach her for keto or your 1 2 3 diet that you have I think she would probably go for that over keto thank you so much.

  • Congrats Bro!! So proud seeing a Brazilian making the difference in the world!! Right now, Brazil is so in need of inspiring talents like you!! A question: I Have always been a chocoholic besides lovin it sooo much I do feel it makes me happy and calmer. Its been a year of guideed meditation now and I felt a lot better from my anxiety but I still crave for chocolate… any tips on how to decrease the intake gradually?
    Love from Porto Alegre <3

  • After talking to some of you in the comments I realized this is the video I should be recommending you to watch next. It is on how growth hormone and belly fat are connected and a study on how growth hormone increases and we lose weight; https://youtu.be/nDUOZofZ-Dw

  • The pictures of you in your 30s vs. you in your 50s is the best motivator I’ve ever encountered bar none! Honestly, I’m still having a tough time believing it.

  • I have switched 80% to a raw veggie plant based diet. It’s been about 3 weeks now. I have noticed that I am feeling a bit better and that my stomach has no issues with digestion or bloating. What type of diet plan do you recommend or follow? Thanks Lawrence!

  • Thank you I really love what you’ve told us. I’m 51 and to hear what you’ve said is wonderful… because we hear so much garbage about menopause and getting older which is negative.
    Tell us more about this.

  • Lawrence, you’re always finding a way to inspire me. Thank you for everything you do here. You’re straight teaching facts my friend����������

  • The best decision I ever made was to swap from running to swimming. My metabolism has revved up and I’ve become toned all over. I’m more fit, healthy and full of energy now than I ever was in my 20s. It’s also an exercise that I know I’ll still be able to do at 80 or when pregnant. Gliding through the water also feels like meditation and yoga rolled into one:) The secret is just finding an exercise that you really love and connect with and doesn’t feel like a chore. That’s swimming for me! (still fighting the chocolate addiction though haha)

  • Holy cr*p! You look much better now than you did in your 40s I could barely recognise you. Great video mate, we’re always trying to make sure we sit and eat as a family.

  • Great video!! Simple, useful information… For a skinny, over 50 lady, how much strength training do you recommend? Right now I am only doing running twice a week (one long run, max 12km; one track workouts like HIIT, progressions, fartlek..etc). Thank you!!!!

  • I was the same when I was younger we always sat at the table for meals but your right we’ve become a age of people that eat a hell of a lot of convenience food Laurence getting back to structured meals times would help a lot of people get back on track with managing there weight MINT

  • Beautiful commentary! And it is true. I appreciate you sharing your story on the desire to spend more time with your son. The gym is the perfect place to do that! Great job, Laurence!

  • What advice would you have for a 58-year-old male (172 pounds at 5’8) Who wants to lose about 15 pounds of fat or two large handfuls of fat around his waist, who weight trains 3 to 4 times per week, eats approximately 2200 cal a day of 90% whole foods and is still gaining about 2.5 pounds of fat a month. Even eating 2200 calories per day I am still pretty hungry, yet, even taking into account the calories I’m burning with the weekly workouts and whole foods diet, I’m still gaining fat. Thank you for taking the time to help. Peace, Daniel, California.

  • Simple Answer….

    1) We don’t gain “Weight”….We gain “FAT”….that’s what is actually happening.


    2) Because we are LOSING MUSCLE though Sarcopenia and the resulting Atrophy.

  • Thank you for this video. As I edge closer to 40, I need to realize that it’s my relationship to food that is determinative of gaining weight. We have control of keeping “middle age spread” at bay-it’s not mysterious hormones that lead to this. I’d also like to report that I’m 1 month into my new weight-training program! I’ve changed my diet to reflect the macros required to grow muscle, and I’ve been going to the gym to lift weights (in accordance to your progressive schedule) about 4x a week, 2x upper (for 1.25 hours or so) and 2x lower (for 1 hour or so). Keeping to the muscle-growth macro diet has been the hardest part-being strict with food intake day in and day out is not fun (unlike the gym) so I’ve had a few cheat days already. Despite this, I have already seen a change-at least two people have noted that my face is thinner than when they saw me last in May/June. As I’m already on the thin side with just a little paunch and love-handles, and I walk a lot since I live in NYC, I haven’t incorporated any cardio into my workouts. But my weight has stayed constant. A skinnier face and constant weight to me indicates that I’m already replacing some fat with muscle. I went out last night with a friend to drink and dance, and noticed that I had A LOT more energy, even at 3:30 am, than I would normally have. And I woke up and didn’t have much of a hangover, whereas earlier I would’ve had pounding headaches and generally felt blah. I’m honestly pleasantly surprised that these beneficial changes are coming so quick. I was expecting months for this to show. I’m definitely hooked on this now! Thank you for showing the way, and for posting these great videos!

  • I have degenerative disc disease….and fibromyalgia….it gives me so much pain.. sciatica kind of nerve pain…I have to lie down on bed n take rest most of the time….what should I do….. should I eat less%?…. anyway nice channel u have…. love from India

  • I much more active now and eating way better, but hormones plays a big role as we get older as well especially when it comes to belly fat.

  • You nailed it man. I was just talking about this with a client last week who asked why it’s easier to gain weight when we’re older. My response was ‘lifestyle’… and that it’s just as easy to gain weight as a kid. There are way too many overweight kids right now, in part because parents of today aren’t controlling their kids food intake as our parents did. Also, kids today aren’t as active as we were when we were younger.

  • Good video Larry….I am a distracted eater…I watch youtube or something while I eat! I need to be exercising more & do it at set times.

  • Does a clip-on why we get fatter when we age, then shows us a gadget for lazy ppl. a garbage can that will help ppl be less active by not even needing to take the garbage out lol.

  • Moon loading is a hoax��
    No man landed on the moon. Those video and pictures are created using CGI

    If in doubt, do your research and thank me later