The potential of research in this new unit is huge, we hope to make a difference in patients worldwide
That is the approach that is being investigated in the “laboratory of fat” Europe’s most advanced, high-tech unit to investigate obesity at the University Hospital Coventry and War wick UniversityinEngland.
Scientists hope that with his “full body calorimeter,” in Human Metabolic Research Unit, gain a better understanding of how food, exercise, medication and sleep affect our body weight.
And one of the first experiments conducted is on the speed with which we eat, the way in this fast changing appetite and the rate at which energy is burned.
One of the twelve patients taking part in the study is Helga Perry, who will spend three days in the laboratory in a sealed chamber capable of conducting very precise calculations of the amount of energy you’re burning.
On the first day of the experiment, Helga eats lunch in 10 minutes, on the second day will be given 20 minutes and the third will have 40 minutes to eat their food.
Perhaps you must be time to eat.
The researchers monitored the time dividing his sandwich and yogurt in small portions, which will be given at intervals of five minutes.
At the end of the day it will discuss the levels of appetite by offering a selection of foods to eat everything you want.
Previous studies inJapansuggest that eating more slowly may help remove the appetite and lower the risk of developing diabetes.
The University Hospital of Coventry wishes now to see if they can reach the same conclusion in the most carefully controlled clinical trial.
Explains that the experiment could provide valuable scientific information on obesity.
“But you prolong your weight loss diet, that, over time, may actually promote weight loss,” he says.
Helga Perry says he is taking part in the trial because he believes it is important to better understand obesity.
“If this study does something to help people who, like me, have struggled to weight loss, this can be extremely beneficial.” says.
For his part, Professor Sudhesh Kumar, who runs the lab, says that “the potential for research in this new unit is huge, we hope to make a difference in patients worldwide.”
The End of the second day of the experiment, Helga Perry out of the sealed unit with a wave of relief and breathe deeply the fresh air.
Scientists are investigating whether eating more slowly is the solution to the problem of obesity.
He spent the day reading and surfing the internet, to avoid boredom, but said that the place was very confined.
But remember, it was very interesting to force yourself to eat slowly.
Usually gobbled food. Now for the first time I felt I was enjoying my lunch properly.
At the end of the day ate only a small portion of food because she was hungry.
Researchers hope to get results in a few months, but eventually want to offer some answers to the many questions about the causes of the worst obesity epidemic has affected the world