Thanks for sharing Phil, on the face of it, this paper looks like a waste of time, but it’s really not. This paper basically found out that there is something driving these people to eat less, if we can find out what that is, then we could use that to treat obesity with something like gene therapy.
One of the author’s of the study breaks down the study on Twitter here.
This is fascinating. Thanks for the tweet thread Dan. Much more my level I wonder where the next piece of research will go, perhaps they will try and replicate this study in different populations or pay closer attention to their diets?
I love this quote. They’ve literally just done a study on 150 people and still so critical of their own research (in a good way!)
“Of course, there still could in theory be people with the eat whatever they want and burn it all off by high levels of exercise, it’s just none of the 150 people who volunteered to join our study showed that pattern.”