Guisinger-AP-Comment-2008
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Guisinger-AP-Comment-2008

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CommentContents fact, energy regulation researchers believe when hunter-gatherers’ weight loss wasit is normally impossible for individuals to due to local famine, normal responses—maintain weight below normal for long. hunger, lethargy, and despair—would haveHowever, the established point of view as- interfered with crucial efforts to migrate.Guisinger on Special Issue on Eating Dis-sumes that AN is caused by “successful Then, individuals with abilities to ignoreorders ...................................................199hunger, move energetically, and deny star-pursuit of thinness through dietary restric-Applebaum on Mann et al. ................200vation could flee local depletion (Guis-tion and other measures” (Wilson et al.,Herman et al. on Mann et al. .............202inger, 2003), resulting in selection for the2007, p. 199), attributing cause to putativeTomiyama & Mann reply ....................203abilities (or symptoms) that now comprisefaulty cognitions or disturbed relationshipsthe AN syndrome.that lead someone to have excessive weightResearchers may dismiss adaptationistDOI:10.1037/0003-066X.63.3.199 concerns and restrict food and exercise ex-arguments as untestable, but reasonablecessively.conclusions can be reached by weighingCompeting Paradigms for This view overlooks considerable ev-evidence and judging probabilities. Decid-idence that the cognitive and behavioralAnorexia Nervosaing which competing explanation providessymptoms are not strictly ...

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