How the Most Dangerous Study of All Time Changed What We Know About Weight Loss

For one, it has nothing to do with willpower

Michael Easter

--

Photo: Wallace Kirkland/Getty Images

In November of 1944, 36 men entered a lab at the University of Minnesota. They were to be the guinea pigs in one of the most extreme and dangerous studies ever conducted.

--

--

Michael Easter

Author of The Comfort Crisis // Professor // Writing about physical + mental health, psychology, and living better 1x week // eastermichael.com