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27 October 2011

Hormones linked to weight gain

A study finds that even a year after dieters shed a good chunk of weight quickly, their hormones were still insisting they should eat.

Any dieter knows that it's hard to keep off weight you've lost. Now a study finds that even a year after dieters shed a good chunk of weight quickly, their hormones were still insisting, "Eat! Eat! Eat!"

Weight regain is a common problem for dieters. To study what drives it, Proietto and his colleagues enrolled 50 overweight or obese patients in a 10-week diet program in Australia. They wanted to see what would happen in people who lost at least 10% of their body weight. Ultimately, only 34 people lost that much and stuck with the study long enough for analysis.

 
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