08 February 2017, 17:28
Many people know the fact that some time after the end of the diet, the lost kilograms return. Most often, we think that the weak character of a person and the inability to control his own appetite are to blame.
However, everything is not so simple. Scientists have found that excess weight after the end of the diet returns to a person not due to lack of willpower, but through the fault of hormones. It is they who make a person eat a lot and turn the process of eating food into a constant biological need.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne conducted an experiment in which 50 overweight or obese people took part.
The study lasted 10 weeks, during which the participants were on a strict diet. By the end of the term, all subjects dropped an average of almost 14 kg. However, despite such a stunning success, after about a year, all participants in the experiment gained about 5.5 kg.
Scientists examined the blood of patients for the content of nine hormones in it, which are known to affect a person’s appetite. It turned out that even a year after stopping the diet, six hormones made a person constantly feel hungry.
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