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Discuss explanations for the failure
of dieting (24marks)
The body evolves to cope with chronic Herman & Mack: Restraint Theory: Dieting
food shortages by lowering the metabolic can lead to overeating. Ruderman and
rate and protecting fat stores in times of Wilson…

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Laposky et al: found obesity is linked
genetically to leptin resistance. People
with an abnormal leptin regulation system
are insensitive to leptin and its signal to
eat, which is why they are obese in the first
instance and why dieting is not successful


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