Sunday, November 21, 2010





The number of daily calories consumed by a normal adult is 2600. If for some reason you eat more, these are stored as fat (obesity). However, there are few people who are against the rule: eat up to 8000 calories a day, without storing fat as the case of the american Lizzie Velasquez (21 years) who eat every 15 minutes, is extremely thin (weight 28 kg, height: 157 cm), without producing a single gram of fat and exhibiting only a very small muscle mass. Lizzie was born prematurely, weighing 1 190 grams and measuring 40 cm. The doctors who attended her said the uterus that contained her had little amniotic fluid. Currently, except for a blind right eye, all the internal organs of Lizzie (liver, lungs, heart, etc.) remain normal. Her brain has developed normally. Lizzie is aware only if she eats constantly. If she does not eat constantly, she start to deteriorate, her immune system declines, loses power, because she has no energy reservations.

At 19 she received massive blood transfusions because her red blood cells do not multiply properly. A common cold can keep her bedridden for weeks. Lizzie ingested oral iron and multiple vitamins to stay healthy. Her gynecologist says he can have children without passing her condition to her children. Abhimanyu Garg (Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas/Texas), who has studied extensively her, think the cause is genetic (Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome). A question on the mind of those who study her is: Where it is going the consumed extra energy?. We think that energy storage as fat is an adaptation acquired by humans to have extra energy in prevention to famine periods. Lizzie would have returned to the condition of the first humans lacking this adaptation, for some reason: to defend themselves from the harmful effects of junk food.

IMPOSIBILIDAD PARA ALMACENAR ENERGIA

El numero de calorías diarias ingeridas por una persona adulta normal es 2600. Si por alguna razón se ingieren mas, estas se almacenan en forma de grasa (obesidad). Existen no obstante, unas pocas personas que van contra la regla: ingieren hasta 8000 calorias diarias, sin almacenar grasa ni engordar, como el caso de la americana Lizzie Velasquez (21 años), que come cada 15 minutos, es extremadamente delgada (pesa 28 kg, mide 157 cm), sin exhibir un solo gramo de grasa y apenas una escasísima masa muscular. Lizzie nació prematuramente, pesando 1,190 gr y midiendo 40 cm. Los médicos que la atendieron dijeron que el utero que la contenía tenia poco liquido amniótico. Actualmente, con excepción de una ceguera del ojo derecho, todos los órganos internos de Lizzie (hígado, pulmones, corazón, etc), se mantienen normales. Su cerebro se ha desarrollado normalmente. Lizzie se mantiene lucida solo si come constantemente. Si no lo hace empieza a deteriorarse, su sistema inmune decae, pierde energía, porque carece de reservas.

A los 19 años recibió trasfusiones sanguineas masivas porque sus globulos rojos no se multiplicaban apropiadamente. Un resfrio común puede mantenerla postrada en cama por semanas. Lizzie ingiere hierro oral y multiples vitaminas para mantenerse saludable. Su ginecologo dice que puede tener hijos sin pasar su condicion a sus hijos. Abhimanyu Garg (Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas/Texas), que la ha estudiado extensamente piensa que la causa es genética (Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome, que envejece aceleradamente, por degeneracion de los tejidos). Una pregunta ronda por la cabeza de quienes la estudian es :¿Hacia donde va la energía extra que consume?. Nosotros pensamos que el almacenamiento energético en forma de grasa es una adaptacion adquirida por los humanos para contar con energía adicional para periodos de hambruna y otros. Lizzie habría regresado a la condición de los primeros seres humanos carentes de esta adaptación, por alguna razón : defenderse de los efectos nocivos de la comida chatarra.

1 comment:

Jen4r0 said...

la verdad que feo que tengas que comer tanto para poder SOBREVIVIR