Why We Get Fat – Does Dieting Cure Obesity?

la-oe-taubes-why-we-get-fat-20160511-001Dieting doesn’t cure obesity. That’s not news, although it was reconfirmed last week in a particularly mediagenic fashion in a study published by National Institutes of Health researchers. The researchers followed contestants from the “The Biggest Loser” television show as these formerly obese contestants proceeded to regain most of the massive amounts of weight they had lost on the show.

Here’s an excellent LA Times story by Gary Taubes – read it here.


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