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Appetite. 1985 Sep;6(3):235-41.

Conditions recalled to have been associated with weight gain in adulthood.


A consecutive series of 341 people, requesting medical assistance with weight reduction, were asked to recall factors and events that they considered had been associated with weight gain or episodes of weight gain during childhood, adolescence and adulthood and to the best of their ability to quantify the weight gains during adulthood. Episodes of weight gain reportedly associated with factors such as pregnancy, psychological stress, medications, and following certain common surgical procedures, accounted for 75 per cent of the total weight gained in 243 women. In 88 men, adult weight gain was largely attributed to lifestyle factors.

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