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A 37-year-old female asked:

if u took 10 women of similar age/height with no known health issues and got them to eat/excersize the same indefinitely would they all be sim weight?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Not all of them: There factors besides diet and exercise when it comes to weight and metabolism:Genetics and Epigenetics. There are genetic reasons why some people put on more weight than others.It also has to do with the genetics of your microbiome in your intestines. Also there are aspects of your parents lives that can be passed on to you epigenetically by folding your chromosomes in unique ways by methylation.

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Last updated Sep 26, 2015

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