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cause of obesity in adults

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
37 years experience Bariatrics
Lifestyle: Obesity has biologic, genetic, social, behavioral, and psychological components. A lifestyle that includes healthy food choices, portion control, act ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lifestyle changes: Are essential. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned mu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Eat more, move less: Anything that causes an obese person to eat more calories or to exercise less will worsen his obesity. Examples: eating as a self-treatment for depres ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Too much food.: Eating too much and/or not moving enough are the main factors that lead to weight gain. Obesity worsens over time provided nothing changes as it's to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Overeating: Consuming a diet too high in carbohydrates, junk food, fast food, inability to control portion size snacking between meals and not exercising.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Mo food, less active: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used 4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost. In fat folk, our normal hormonal regulation of appetities is br ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Food & obesity: Mainly carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta, tortillas), fast food, soda, sweets are what i see my patients eating too much of which caused their obesity ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Some of both: Type 2 diabetes is highly genetic, but if you were to keep your weight down, you may never get it, or perhaps only late in life. So obesity contribut ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
13 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: If you stay on a fixed dose of Insulin and try to eat more so you don't get low blood sugars, then yes, you can end up gaining some weight. Impt to d ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, but uncommon: There are metabolic disorders that cause obesity; hypothyroidism, cushing's syndrome. But most of the time it is not so exotic, but some combination ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be.: Genetics can sometimes hard-wire an individual to be prone towards obesity, or at least overweight. These people will have a harder time losing weigh ... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Primary empty sella turcica syndrome is associated with obesity and high blood pressure in women.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends on degree: Very low thyroid function results in low metabolism that can contribute to obesity. However, obesity is not always present in hypothyroidism as obesi ... Read More
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