Harvard Women's Health Watch

Why am I gaining weight?

Ask the doctor Q. I have gained 10 pounds this year. I am 52, healthy, and am eating the same foods I have always eaten. Why am I gaining weight now? A. A lot of patients come to me with the same problem. Besides food intake, there are many factors that influence one’s weight, including changes in lifestyle, level of physical activity, medications, and medical conditions. For most people, some…

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