A member asked:

I know someone aged 16 years with a height of 5'1 and weight 40 kg. no matter how much she eats she never gains weight. what's the reason?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Mark Owolabi answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

One explanation for this is based on “set point theory”. Everyone of us has a weight “set point” that is maintained by control centers within the brain. When we eat more one day, our body adjusts our appetite & metabolism to limit weight gain, and vice versa. Certain factors can shift that set point: aging, medications, sleep habits, diet type, hormonal factors, pregnancy, etc

Answered Apr 27, 2022

0 views

Thank

Still have questions?

Get the best care from a doctor who knows you.

Book a Video Appointment
appScreen
Sponsor Content

Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...