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Both -- and a house call now and it is time now for -- -- fact when doctor Rosenfeld helps us sort through medical truce and medical misconceptions.
Doctor there's a belief by many people that most people who are overweight are overweight because they have they slower metabolism.
Can we blame -- on that.
Well and some people you can but generally speaking in -- overweight is not too socially attractive.
And when you tell somebody when I was a doctor system -- in your -- is really too much and she you know doctor.
I don't need anything from the -- it -- that I am I don't need anything.
Well there's no such thing.
In fact when I do with such people -- -- take a blood test after I've examined them.
And -- send in a way for thyroid function.
Which and reflects metabolism.
It comes back.
The father thyroid function as normal -- metabolism is normal and their overweight.
Is apt to be.
More calories in than calories out exercising.
And you know that's that's the fact weight can be a problem if that thyroid gland is not working well.
But generally speaking I would say that nine point five out of ten people have ever seen -- a person point five.
And I'm -- -- -- -- -- -- people.
Are overweight because they're eating too much and not exercising enough.
Dock when you determine that the thyroid isn't functioning properly you either put people on I guess a thyroid medication that helps -- if it's overactive are under active do you find that their weight does stabilize do you see you -- -- if somebody has.
Low thyroid function not -- -- for a low thyroid function their metabolism slowed down.
And of those circumstances you give them thyroid replacement and if they continue to watch what they eat and they exercised their -- will come down.
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