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is being underweight necessarily unhealthy?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Underweight: Not necessarily unhealthy but certainly not wise!
Answered on Nov 2, 2015
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: How do you FEEL? The "ideal weight" charts are subscience. You're a person, not a number. Many elite track-and-field athletes are "underweight". If you can stay competitive in your favorite sport and feel okay, stop worrying. If you want to put on muscle, eat sensibly and do resistance training daily on different groups.
Answered on May 10, 2016
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Sounds good. Michael Kleerekoper
May 2, 2016

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Depends how: "ideal weight" is subscience / entertainment. Many elite athletes, especially runners, have light, amazingly efficient muscle and no body fat. This is ... Read More
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VERY: See you doctor, school counsellor, psychiatrist, parent, friend, or someone you can talk to for help right away.
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Try eating: Together- find foods that person likes ; encourage person to seek psych help if person persist wanting to lose weight even though underwt.
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