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Doctor insights on: Vitamin Weight Gain During Childhood Increase Obesity In Adolescence

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Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Yes: Surprisingly, a new study revealed that moms who gained excessive amounts during their pregnancies tended to have children who battled their own obesity issues. The causes were unclear, but, of course, genetics did seem to play a contributing role. The take-home message? Childhood obesity does start before birth. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

NO: Height is genetically preset , very little alteration one can do with diet, exercise , and environment ...Read more

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Can weight gain in men increase estrogen levels?

Can weight gain in men increase estrogen levels?

NO: It just makes testosterone levels in the bloodstream a bit lower due to fatty tissue excess deposition, particularly in the abdominal area. ...Read more

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Can late sleep affect growth rate in adolescents?

Can late sleep affect growth rate in adolescents?

Yes: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in growing children and adolescents provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps the body to grow and develop. This is why infants require so much sleep. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid cause delayed growth in adults rather than wt. gain? Never had unexpected wt gain until same time as getting dx of hypo. at 26 y/0

Can hypothyroid cause delayed growth in adults rather than wt. gain? Never had unexpected wt gain until same time as getting dx of hypo. at 26 y/0

Unrelated in adult: Hypothyroidism in infants or children would be picked up when it began to interfere with growth. Growth assessment is part of routine checkups & leads to a drop off in growth rate.Linear growth stops in most females by 17 and males 18 when growth centers close. It is almost a decade since your linear growth was expected to stop,so a new diagnosis of low thyroid has nothing to do with your height ...Read more

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Can the progression of scoliosis in teens cause rapid weight loss?

Can the progression of scoliosis in teens cause rapid weight loss?

Not really: Not typically. Have the teen go seek medical attention to figure out why the fast weight loss is occurring, as it is not due to scoliosis progression. ...Read more

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Can protein supplements cause weight gain in women?

Can protein supplements cause weight gain in women?

Depends: In most cases not necessarily; but depending what supplement we are discussing (and what woman, for example severely emaciated, special conditions, etc.). ...Read more

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Can the progression of scoliosis in teens cause you lose weight fast?

Can the progression of scoliosis in teens cause you lose weight fast?

Not typically: Scoliosis often happens during rapid growth, and this period can also be associated with people losing weight or at least appearing "skinnier" . But scoliosis itself does not typically cause weight loss. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Can endura mass really helps in weight gain in girls?

Can endura mass really helps in weight gain in girls?

Endura mass: Endura mass is loaded with sugars that can cause dental decay.. Talk to your doctor for a referral to a nutritionist to help you gain weight properly ...Read more

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Edema of whole body - weight increase of 5-6lbs, following endurance events (4-7 hours of exercise) - resolves spontaneously vasopressin related?

Edema of whole body - weight increase of 5-6lbs, following endurance events (4-7 hours of exercise) - resolves spontaneously vasopressin related?

Body heal thy self: Endurance is a depletion event. The body has injury and attempts to regain balance. It can overcorrect and then return to homeostasis. ...Read more

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Can exercising intensely (heavy weight lifting) daily for years with A balance diet of 1600-2300 calories cause suppression of pituitary hormones?

Can exercising intensely (heavy weight lifting) daily for years with A balance diet of 1600-2300 calories cause suppression of pituitary hormones?

No: Pituitary suppression occurs with the intake of thyroid or steroid supplements or certain other male or female hormones. I don't believe that calorie intake or level of physical exercise has any significant effect, but an endocrinologist is better qualified to advise you. ...Read more

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Can running / being physical increase height growth in teens?

No: While exercise, especially aerobic, is great, it will not have any effect on height. And, there is nothing you can do to cause an effect on height. ...Read more

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Does low vitamin d cause weight gain? (Haven't taken supplement over5 years) weight:220, age23, height5^1.

Does low vitamin d cause weight gain? (Haven't taken supplement over5 years) weight:220, age23, height5^1.

Weight : No - low vitamin D is not the cause of your height and weight! You need to see both a Gynecologist and a Psychologist. That said, there must be a reason you have such weight and you will be helped by the doctors. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Can weight gainers which are rich in soy proteins help in breast development in a girl of age around 21?

Can weight gainers which are rich in soy proteins help in breast development in a girl of age around 21?

Perhaps: It will not help with breast development. It might add fat to the breast tissue if you eat enough of it to gain weight. But then you gain weight in the genetic areas of your body that fat weight is stored. Some people abdomen, buttock, breast, all over. Obestiy is not a healthy reason to enlarge your breast tissue. ...Read more

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Do kids generally have weight gain before growth spurt?

Do kids generally have weight gain before growth spurt?

Sometimes: I will see a slight increase in weight and a slowing of height growth, just before the growth spurt. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more