Interesting new Time magazine article by same title as this post, addressing the "symphony of hormonal changes sends the body relentless signals to slow metabolism and increase the urge to eat, for at least a year after weight loss."
Given that more than a few participants here at PH are admirably well informed and speak up regularly on topics related to hunger, leptin, hormone signaling/cascading, and the whole "starvation response" as a supposed evolutionary strategy:
Do you agree with the conclusions presented in the story? Especially this:
"What is clear, however, is that obesity is not merely a problem of failed willpower or an unhealthy food environment. Solving it will require far better treatments than we've got now, perhaps including drugs that can balance dieters' hormones and restore normal appetite. 'A combination of medications will probably be required,' the authors write, although no such drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration."
Among the questions not addressed: Will such drugs be of the appetite-suppression-upper kind? Or rather drugs aimed to promote specific hormonal changes? System-wide ramifications either way; duh.
Hack Time's perspective, if you please.