October 27th, 2011

Diet Failures Tied to Long-Lasting Hormones Driving Urge to Eat

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The off-and-on experience for dieters who shed pounds and gain them back may be due to the persistence of hormones that drive the urge to eat even a year after people lose weight, a study suggests…It’s not proven that the hormonal changes causes dieters to regain weight, said Donald Hensrud, the chairman of preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in a telephone interview. Researchers don’t know if the changes in hormone levels are appropriate given the weight fluctuation, or if they are driving appetite and weight back up, he said. Hensrud wasn’t involved in the study.

Bloomberg, Michelle Fay Cortez, 10/27/11

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes, Weight

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