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A 44-year-old member asked:

Why do i have a high tolerance to drugs even though i'm underweight?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Who knows?: One thing that we do know is that different people metabolize medications differently. There's a whole science to the study of the enzymes in liver that break them down, or active them. This is getting to be part of personalized medicine, but it's not for you-and-me just yet. Be thankful that you tolerate the stuff well. Best wishes.

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Last updated May 10, 2016

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