Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 18th, 2006
Queensland University of Technology appetite regulation and energy balance researcher Dr. Neil King, from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), said our bodies have strong mechanisms to defend attempts to lose weight but very weak mechanisms to prevent weight gain.
Dr. King's weight loss intervention studies demonstrate the "plateau effect", whereby weight loss from exercise and calorie restrictions stops at a certain point.
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