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You get acanthosis nigricans from loosing weight?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Sign of Health Risk: Acanthosis nigricans is a darker pigmentation that is often seen along the sides of the neck. The skin may also have a roughened texture. Acanthosis nigricans can be an important clue that a person is at higher risk than normal for diabetes. If you have this, ask your doctor to help you reduce your risk for diabetes. Good luck. LGromkoMD

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