Minnesota Starvation Experiment during WW II

I’ve recently learned of this experiment, that took place during  WW II, and that was designed to study the best ways to rehabilitate individuals who had experienced starvation as the result of the war.  It’s interesting and disturbing.

One of the (I believe unexpected) results was that the young men (the experimental subjects), after the rehabilitation period, were still extremely hungry and  consumed an extremely high number of calories.  I wonder how many diet designers and obesity researchers are aware of this research?



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