Today's teens should eat less and exercise more than their parents to maintain a healthy weight. This is the conclusion of researchers.
Young people less than 25 years would be more wrong to lose weight than their parents.
To achieve these results, scientists analyzed the data of 364 000 adults collected bya survey carried out between 1971 and 2008 national health.
Schemes of different generations were compared in the study. People who consumed the same amount of food in 2008 weighed on average 10% more than those in 1971.
These changes may explain the increase in the global obesity rates, according to researchers at York University in Toronto (Canada).
"The results of our study suggest that at age 25, should eat more less and do moreexercise than those who are older to not take the weight", explained Professor Jennifer Kuk, one of the authors of the study.
Their results run counter to the idea that the weight control depends on only diet and exercise. The researchers suggest that other factors must also play an importantrole on the weight of an individual.
She added that there are many factors that have an impact on the weight: taking drugs, environmental pollutants, genetics, meal schedules, stress and intestinal bacteria, and even exposure to light the night.