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Unformatted text preview: intake and or increase our daily physical activity to keep our bodies balanced that we had when we were younger. Carol, It is quite unfortunate to have something that we are not able to control. Many peoples obesity is due thyroid gland not functioning properly, resulting in hormone imbalances. It is believed that an underactive thyroid affects the ability to burn calories, thus causing rapid weight gain. Excessive weight gain can also be caused by a metabolic or hormone imbalance. Justin, It is quite interesting how we are dependent on our parents to pass along their genes that can cause us to carry on the disease of obesity. According to some studies conducted, over 250 gene markers have shown positive association to obesity, It seems that children whose parents are over weight are most likely to be overweight them selves too. Research have found that individuals tend to have the same shape and weight to their parents....
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