New research is helping explain why dieting does not lead to long-term weight loss in the vast majority of people and may even lead to weight gain. A key reason for this, some researchers say, is that our bodies employ mechanisms to keep our weight within a certain range or "set point." Forum discusses the effect of dieting on metabolism and the relationship between health and weight.
Research Affirms that Diets Don't Lead to Weight Loss, Health Gains
Sandra Aamodt, neuroscientist; author of "Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequence of Our Obsession with Weight Loss"