The physiology of body weight regulation: Are we too efficient for our own good?

Betsy B. Dokken, Tsu Shuen Tsao

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Abstract

Understanding the physiology behind the regulation of body weight can help clinicians treat and educate obese patients. This article reviews the current knowledge of body weight regulation and the metabolic changes that occur in the body in response to weight loss. The physiological basis for the difficult nature of weight loss, and especially maintenance of lost weight, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-170
Number of pages5
JournalDiabetes Spectrum
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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