Friday, January 16, 2009

Elements Of Competing Theories Account For Resistance To Weight Loss, Could Suggest New Strategies

“A new mathematical model of the physiological regulation of body weight suggests a potential mechanism underlying the difficulty of losing weight, one that includes aspects of two competing hypotheses of weight regulation. In the January issue of Cell Metabolism, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators outline a system in which there may be several steady states to which an animal's weight tends to gravitate, rather than a single ‘set point.’

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