• Revisiting the Compensatory Theory as an explanatory model for relapse in obesity management

    8 days ago - By American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    ABSTRACTWeight regain remains the main challenge in obesity management, and its etiology remains elusive. The aim of the present review was to revise the available evidence regarding the “Compensatory Theory,” which is an explanatory model of relapse in obesity treatment, and to propose alternative mechanisms that can contribute to weight regain. It has been proposed, and generally accepted as true, that when a person loses weight the body fights back, with physiological adaptations on both sides of the energy balance equation that try to bring body weight back to its original state: this...
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