A 27-year-old member asked:
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will calorie restriction cause yellow skin?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
No: But i bet what you're doing is eating a lot more vegetables with your diet and the colorful vegetables can yellow the skin. If that's not it, then you need to get your blood tested for liver problems because you may be jaundiced. Also make sure you're not dehydrating because that could trigger a jaundice if you have gilbert's disease.
Answered on Mar 5, 2016
Dr. Luciann Hruza
32 years experience Dermatology
Yellow skin: Yes if your liver is not working well. As a rule your skin should not be yellow if it is not usually yellow. This can be a sign of vitamin deficiency or liver disease. If you eat too many yellow veggies it can happen also. See your md immediately if this is a change especially if your pee is also turning darker.
Answered on Mar 9, 2019
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Yes: A low-calorie diet speeds up weight loss. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
No: No unless you are undernourished or malnourished.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Weight loss: Your body will slow it's metabolism down when you try to trick it. I recommend a 1350 cal diet, and wait the long term.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It depends what you eat but the answer is yes.

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