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Causes of Overweight

List of causes of Overweight

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Overweight) that could possibly cause Overweight includes:

Race Patterns for Overweight Causes:

Racial Information for Overweight: African American women between the ages of 25 and 74 are more overweight compared to white women of the same age group.... (Source: excerpt from DIABETES AND AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN: NWHIC) ...more »

Overweight: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Overweight, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Overweight:

Overweight: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Overweight: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Overweight:

Causes of Broader Categories of Overweight: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Overweight as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Overweight as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Overweight. Our database lists the following as having Overweight as a complication of that condition:

Overweight as a symptom:

Conditions listing Overweight as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Overweight. Our database lists the following as having Overweight as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Overweight?

Article excerpts about the causes of Overweight:

Helping Your Overweight Child: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Children become overweight for a variety of reasons. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors. In rare cases, a medical problem, such as an endocrine disorder, may cause a child to become overweight. Your physician can perform a careful physical exam and some blood tests, if necessary, to rule out this type of problem. (Source: excerpt from Helping Your Overweight Child: NIDDK)

Helping Your Overweight Child: NIDDK (Excerpt)

A child's total diet and his or her activity level both play an important role in determining a child's weight. The increasing popularity of television and computer and video games contributes to children's inactive lifestyles. The average American child spends approximately 24 hours each week watching television-time that could be spent in some sort of physical activity. (Source: excerpt from Helping Your Overweight Child: NIDDK)

Obesity: NWHIC (Excerpt)

The main causes of being overweight or obese are eating too much and/or not being active enough. If you eat more calories than your body burns up, the extra calories are stored as fat. Everyone has some stored fat. Too much fat results in being overweight or obese. Other factors that may affect your weight include your genes (obesity tends to run in families), your metabolism (how your body processes food), your racial/ethnic group, and your age. Sometimes an illness or medicine can contribute to weight gain. Researchers are studying the causes of obesity to learn more about how to prevent and reverse it. (Source: excerpt from Obesity: NWHIC)

Medical news summaries relating to Overweight:

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As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Overweight may be found in:


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