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How often does hypothyroidism really cause obesity?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
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In brief: Depends on degree

Very low thyroid function results in low metabolism that can contribute to obesity.
However, obesity is not always present in hypothyroidism as obesity is a factor of other things as well such as the type and amount of foods you eat.

In brief: Depends on degree

Very low thyroid function results in low metabolism that can contribute to obesity.
However, obesity is not always present in hypothyroidism as obesity is a factor of other things as well such as the type and amount of foods you eat.
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