Yes, this is an excellent article. I read it last week when it came out and many excellent points are brought out by a careful read of the article for the biology it mentions. Ever since the women's movement started with its biology-denying rhetoric, so many subjects have gone touchy-feely, and the whole "fat is beautiful" movement is an excellent example. What the article makes clear is that the overweight problem is a complicated mixture of factors, all of which may not be the same in all people. Several excellent points were made, such as, for example, the change in the type muscles grown in fat people such that when they lose the weight, their new striated muscles are more efficient than the muscles of a non-fat person naturally at that body size; thus, the two people eating the same amount of calories recommended for a person of that height/weight, the formerly fat person will actually still be eating excess calories. So, so maintain their new weight, they have to eat even less than the "normal" person gets to eat. How unfortunate for someone who must like to eat in the first place or they wouldn't have gotten obese, but hey! who said biology is fair. Biology is. Of course, this might be a downer to the persons trying to lose weight, but part of their problems in the first place was eating too much and not having the fortitude to suck it up and deal with the science of weight gain and loss. Our society has done little to foster good eating habits, but the information is out there on how to do it. It is just that there IS no magic bullet that works for every situation involving weight problems. One has to know one's own body and what it does and keep in mind what sort of genetic plant one probably inherited in the first place.