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October 23, 2018

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Do you need a healthy diet if you’re naturally thin?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My friends who carry extra weight worry about following a healthy diet, especially as we get older. But I’ve been thin my whole life and usually can eat anything without gaining weight. Should I worry about my diet? ANSWER: It’s true that obesity is a risk factor for many health problems, including high blood pressure, abnormal blood lipids, Type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke, most cancers, obstructive sleep apnea and many others. However, being thin doesn’t…

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