Food seems to be a focus this morning.
We know that hormones trigger growth in children. During growth spurts they eat more and exercise less, but only in the trivial sense is it true that eating causes their growth. It would be just as true to say that growth causes their eating, more true to say that both are caused by something else.
Hormones drive the development of breast and buttock fat in women at puberty. They drive hunger during pregnancy.
Is it really so unlikely that they could also drive how much we eat, how much we exercise, and how much we store as fat?
You can read this article here.