MAURICE C. PINCOFFS
Because of clinical interest in overweight and underweight patients and in the factors operative in producing such conditions, physicians are apt to devote little attention to the tantalizing problem of how it comes to pass that many normal adults unconsciously regulate their food intake so that they remain within a few pounds of the same weight often for 10 or more years at a stretch.
Those persons best exhibiting this remarkable example of homeostasis are usually adults in the middle third of the normal life term. They are also apt to be settled people whose habitat has not altered climatically,
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PINCOFFS MC. STEADY WEIGHT. Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:1049–1053. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-5-1049
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(5):1049-1053.
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