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?

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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



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