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Can people lose weight faster because they've inherited a high metabolism?
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
In brief: Not clear.
We are learning that metabolism, and how the body manages weight and fat, is a far more complicated topic than we realize.
It seems that most of us have a weight set point that is determined by genetics, our environment, and our eating habits. Far above this set point, weight comes off more easily, and at or below, the weight is harder to lose. Everyone appears to have a different setpoint.

In brief: Not clear.
We are learning that metabolism, and how the body manages weight and fat, is a far more complicated topic than we realize.
It seems that most of us have a weight set point that is determined by genetics, our environment, and our eating habits. Far above this set point, weight comes off more easily, and at or below, the weight is harder to lose. Everyone appears to have a different setpoint.
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