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Question: What causes people to gain weight?

Answer:

Weight gain occurs when a person is not in energy balance. Weight maintenance occurs when people consume as many calories as they expend per day. Obesity occurs in the setting of increased caloric intake or decreased energy expenditure relative to caloric intake.

Reference: Larson PR, et al: Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 10th ed. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 2003.

One Response to “Question: What causes people to gain weight?”

  1. Mckenzie Loynd Says:

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