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Did you ever wonder what some myths were concerning obesity? Myth: People only become obese and overweight because they do not engage in weight loss efforts including physical activity and have unhealthy eating habits. Fact: Obesity is not always a behavioral issue. Sometimes hormone disorders, such as metabolic syndrome, hypothyroidism, thyroid disease, and different medications, can lead to obesity. Myth: Once committed to a weight-loss regimen, obese individuals should attempt to lose a large amount of weight as quickly as possible. Fact: This is false. It is worse for the body to lose large amounts of weight at once because it can lead to gallstones. It is better to lose a couple pounds a day and keep a steady weight lose plan. Myth: Weight gain in women over time is healthy and part of a natural aging process. Fact: Weight gain of over 20 pounds is not healthy for the body and can increase a
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2010 for the course COMM 308 taught by Professor Durbin during the Spring '10 term at WVU.

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