A 35-year-old member asked:
Is it generally less difficult for a slimmer person to lose weight than someone overweight?
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Endocrinology 41 years experience
Somewhat: They're used to being slim, are probably more active so their metabolism is higher and they burn off more calories, and they're not as Insulin resistant as their obese counterparts, so they don't have to work as hard against their body's mechanisms to lose weight. Plus, they probably didn't inherit as many "fat" genes from their parents.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014
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