Breathe out and lose weight


18 Dec 2014

When people lose weight most of their fat leaves the body by being breathed out as carbon dioxide, making the lungs the primary excretory organ for weight loss, Australian researchers report.  Writing in the BMJ  the authors from To lose 10 kilograms of fat requires 29 kilograms of oxygen to be inhaled and that this metabolic process produces 28 kilograms of carbon dioxide and 11 kilograms of water. While the findings reveal the biochemistry of weight loss, unfortunately it does not mean that simply breathing faster is the new key to shrinking waistlines.

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