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Warren, RI
A 18-year-old female asked:

When you gain weight does it really go everywhere? is it evenly spread? or is it true that it could be just in certain areas like stomach, legs, etc.?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not evenly spread: Different parts of the body store the fat, not in the same amounts. It depends partly on a person's genetics (members of the same family have similar body shapes), and on one's hormones plus dietary choices. Also, if a person had liposuction and sucked out a lot of fat from one part of the body, but she kept on eating and eating, she would then store fat in other parts of her body.
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