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Read “Survival Genes and You” an AAOS Ortho-pinon by Dr. Reznik

Read “Survival Genes and You” an AAOS Ortho-pinon by Dr. Reznik
Monday, October 15, 2018

In 2016, the New York Times published a review of scientist Dr. Kevin Hall’s six-year follow up study on the winners of “The Biggest Loser” TV show:

“It is frightening and amazing,” said Dr. Hall, an expert on metabolism at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. “I am just blown away,” he said about the resting calorie burn of these overweight individuals. “When it (the contest) ended, their metabolisms had slowed radically and their bodies were not burning enough calories to maintain their thinner sizes.”

As years went by after the conclusion of the show, the numbers on the scale climbed and the contestants’ metabolisms did not recover. They became even slower, and the pounds kept piling on.

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