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Not your fault: Hormones linked to weight regain

Not your fault: Hormones linked to weight regain

Any dieter knows that it's hard to keep off weight you've lost. Now a study finds that even a year after dieters shed a good chunk of weight quickly, their hormones were still insisting, 'Eat! Eat! Eat!' -- ST PHOTO: DENISE TAN NEW YORK (AP) - Any dieter knows that it's hard to keep off weight you've lost. Now a study finds that even a year after dieters shed a good chunk of weight quickly, their hormones were still insisting, 'Eat! Eat! Eat!' The findings suggest that dieters who have regained weight are not just slipping back into old habits, but are struggling against a persistent biological urge. 'People who regain weight should not be harsh on themselves, as eating is our most basic instinct,' Joseph Proietto of the University of Melbourne in Australia, an author of the study, said in an email. The research appears in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Med...

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