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Causes of Obesity Part 6 – Clinical Issues

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We’ve all heard them, those ‘excuses’ for being big – “I have big bones” or “It’s all hormonal”. They’ve become such a cliche now that nobody pays any attention to the fact that, for some of us, those excuses are actual real reasons why we have a weight problem. What’s also hard to grasp is that there are a huge number of physiological reasons why the body either puts on weight, retains it or resists losing it. Unfortunately, I can’t cover all of them here. Instead I’ll give you a brief overview of the kinds of things that might be affecting you.