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Causes of Truncal obesity

List of causes of Truncal obesity

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

  • The immediate cause of obesity is net energy imbalance--the organism consumes more usable calories than it expends, wastes, or discards via elimination. The fundamental cause of obesity is not well understood, but is presumably a combination of the organism's genes and environment. The specific cause of central distribution of fat is also not well understood
  • In humans, central obesity is correlated with overeating and a sedentary lifestyle. Hypercortisolism, such as in Cushings syndrome also leads to central obesity. Many prescription drugs can also have side effects resulting in obesity
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Truncal obesity: Causes and Types

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

Truncal obesity as a symptom:

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

Related information on causes of Truncal obesity:

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


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