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Do you burn more calories if you are thin?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Possibly

All things being equal (same caloric intake) - thin people tend to waste calories, thus burning them up with less contribution to body mass, while heavy people tend to be effecient users of calories, wasting less and adding to their body mass.
In times of plenty, efficient users become fat. In times of scarcity efficient users survive while calorie wasters starve to death.

In brief: Possibly

All things being equal (same caloric intake) - thin people tend to waste calories, thus burning them up with less contribution to body mass, while heavy people tend to be effecient users of calories, wasting less and adding to their body mass.
In times of plenty, efficient users become fat. In times of scarcity efficient users survive while calorie wasters starve to death.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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