Why Do People Put On Differing Amounts of Weight?

Foods that make some of us put on weight can have little effect on others, according to research being carried out in Israel. It might be time to rethink the way we diet, writes Dr Saleyha Ashan.

Like most of the population, I must admit that I am on an eternal quest to lose weight. For me it’s more to do with concerns about health than aesthetics. I have polycystic ovary syndrome and a family history of type 2 diabetes and that puts me into a high risk category for developing diabetes myself.

I have always watched what I eat – and yet I never seem to shift the weight, while friends seem to eat what they want without putting on a single bulge. It seemed like they could just “break all the rules”. But perhaps that’s just because we have been wrong about what “the rules” of diets are.

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