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Why the weight loss study everyone has been sharing is misleading

You lose weight, and then you gain it all back. That grim reality is a mainstay of our obese society. But a new study of contestants from the reality TV show “The Biggest Loser” suggests that, for them, that re-gain was all but pre-ordained. Contestants were severely obese and exercised and dieted competitively for 30 weeks. The unusual circumstances (most of us don’t lose weight with the whole world watching) led to unusual weight loss — over 100 pounds on average.

But the process slowed their metabolism in such a way that it left them having to eat much, much less — 500 calories a day less — than other…

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