According to the artice, an obese 12-year old girl has “hypothalamic obesity, which is packing on at least 2 pounds every week”. According to her mother, “the result was an immediate, unceasing weight gain even with a diet restricted to 900 to 1,400 calories a day — and with extra exercise”.
I feel sorry for the kid and her family but…why isn’t the medical and scientific community swooning over this medical breakthrough/discovery? This kid is defying both the law of thermodynamics and the law of conservation of energy. She is apparently creating energy from nothing…this is huge! And think of the implications for starvation in the world…instead of sending food aid, just a minor adjustment to a starving person’s hypothalamus will cause them to gain two pounds a week without ingesting any additional calories.
Why isn’t this front page news?