This quote is from the lead researcher of a study called “Does dieting make you fat: a twin study”. This research, conducted on 2000 sets of identical twins, found that even when people have the same genes, it is the frequency of dieting that predicted whether someone was overweight or not. Researchers have discovered that following a calorie restricted diet causes an increase in the stress hormone cortisol. This is problematic in itself, but even more disturbingly, dieting changes the DNA in the genes that control our appetite and stress response, and these changes remain even after returning to the pre-diet weight. The hormones that regulate appetite also remain unusually high eventually leading to stress-induced binge eating once there is a return to a high fat diet.
“Dieting… may be in part responsible for the current weight loss epidemic”
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