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Our evidence-based analysis on overweight features 38 unique references to scientific papers.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Articles on Overweight

Can hypothyroidism lead to fat gain?
Yes, a less active thyroid will reduce metabolic rate and can cause some weight gain. It is not a lot of weight gain though, and a subactive thyroid is not an excuse for obesity (if hypothyroidic, please see a doctor for medication; it burns fat)
Can you be Healthy and Obese?
Not optimally healthy when morbidly obese, but health parameters could be improved (to a degree) independent of weight loss with further benefits inducing weight loss
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