Jules Hirsch, M.D.
Jules Hirsch, M.D., is a research physician and emeritus professor and physician-inchief at Rockefeller University, where he has worked since 1954. His research focuses on lipid metabolism, adipose tissue, and obesity.
Obesity: Matter Over Mind?
Despite the determination that drives millions to buy diet books and enroll in weight-reduction programs, our epidemic of obesity rolls on, contributing annually to the deaths of 300,000 Americans. What accounts for this gulf between good intentions and outcomes, our willpower and our behavior? Rockefeller University scientist Jules Hirsch, an authority on the brain’s regulatory system for the storage of body fat, turns our attention from willpower and food intake to “a complex set of interacting regulatory systems” that create and sustain obesity.