Australian Study of long term hunger hormone changes after Diet
"Our study has provided clues as to why obese people who have lost weight often relapse. The relapse has a strong physiological basis and is not simply the result of the voluntary resumption of old habits," he said.
Dr Proietto said although health promotion campaigns recommended obese people adopt lifestyle changes such as to be more active, they were unlikely to lead to reversal of the obesity epidemic.
Caregivers are slowly getting the word - but ingrained opinions will still be shaping (distorting) medical practice for some time... Institutions have to help change practice with guidelines and with appropriate coverage. Hopefully Secretary Sebelius of HHS will show leadership!