A 27-year-old male asked:
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how long does "lanugo" hair last for (anorexic/low body weight caused) after your weight/body fat has been restored to normal?

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Dr. Andris Radvany
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Variable: In some it is permanent.
Answered on Apr 14, 2016

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