Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity

Very interesting NY Times Article: A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity

"Q: Any practical advice from your number crunching?

A: One of the things the numbers have shown us is that weight change, up or down, takes a very, very long time. All diets work. But the reaction time is really slow: on the order of a year. People don't wait long enough to see what they are going to stabilize at. So if you drop weight and return to your old eating habits, the time it takes to crawl back to your old weight is something like three years..."

Thanks for sending over Mark!

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