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Biggest Loser MD Deluded, Unethical or Clueless? | Weighty Matters

Take your pick, but I think he's got to be one of those three.His name is Dr. Robert Huizenga and last week he presented a Biggest Loser themed report at the 21st Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in Philadelphia.The presentation detailed what an overly excited press release called a "pioneering study" whereby Huizenga found that when looking at 35 contestants from seasons 11, 12 and 13 of The Biggest Loser, severe dietary restriction combined with insane amounts of exercise dramatically improved metabolic outcomes including diabetes and hypertension. That's "pioneering"?

Dr. Freedhoff lets it all out on “The Biggest Loser” approach to weight loss, which has always bothered me.  I’ve long heard that these contestants must maintain daily exercise of several hours a day or they regain all their weight back - unsustainable for most of us.   So here’s what the good Doctor, who is by the way a Bariatric Physician (obesity specialist),  has to say about it.

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