Here's one explanation... "Kevin D. Hall has received funding from the Nutrition Science Initiative to investigate the effects of ketogenic diets on human energy expenditure. K.D.H. also has a patent pending on a method of personalized dynamic feedback control of body weight."

The Nutrition Science Initiative doesn't list its funding sources except to say it receives funding from other foundations and corporate sponsors as long as they don't get involved in study design. But all the major food and pharma companies contribute to the types of foundations that likely provide funding for the Nutrition Science Initiative. Plus, when the Nutrition Science Initiative takes funding from a corporation, they know what results that corporation is looking for--so the corporation doesn't need to be involved in study design to get the results they are looking for...

You should read:

https://medium.com/illumination/the-evidence-against-evidence-based-medicine-9adf46420689

Beyond the above, I found it laughable that the authors of the review discussed the Weight Set Point Model. By what mechanism do they think the body has for knowing how much it weighs? There does seem to be a lower limit of body fat that will be defended--one can go below this level but only under extreme conditions. That there doesn't seem to be a similar control relative to a maximum level of body fat is likely due to these systems having evolved at a time where getting too much body fat didn't happen (since digestible carbohydrate wasn't a large part of the diet of early humans).

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I recently wrote a book: BE LEAN! Revealing the Long-Lost Secrets of Weight Management. It explains the science behind weight control. www.beleansecrets.com

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