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I've gained 24 pounds in the last 8 months. i'm at an all time high on my weight. could this lead to health issues?

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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Yes: Gaining weight this rapid is not normal and most likely represents a decrease in activity, increase in caloric intake or a combination of the two. Certainly other things may factor in like medications or recent illness. Is there something that has caused a change in your eating pattern?Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and sleep apnea. Talk with your dr. For advice.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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