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A 16-year-old male asked:

I don't seem to gain weight no matter how much i eat. i'm 16. i'm really active and a regular participant in sporting activities though.

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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Normal: To gain weight you must be taking in more calories than you are putting out but the reverse seems to be the case in your situation. Incorporate weight lifting to build up muscle which is better than gaining fat. Be careful as you lift and do it under supervision to prevent and minimize injury
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Being skinny is not a disease. As you grow older, you will gain weight and then you will look back fondly at this time when you could eat ant not gain weight. As long as you are healthy, do not try to gain weight by overeating.
Sep 26, 2014
Last updated Oct 31, 2014

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