Hypothyroidism In Children

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Many people struggling with morbid obesity have been fighting their weight since they were kids. Many people assume that obesity in children is the result of parents not knowing taking control of their child’s eating habits, but this is seldom the sole cause. Many research studies have shown that children typically will grow up to have a similar BMI to their parents, and siblings will have similar BMI’s to one another. Researchers use this data to show that there is a heavy genetic influence on a person’s weight and simply eating too much or not exercising enough is not the sole determinant of someone’s BMI. One of the most common medical causes of obesity is hypothyroidism. According to the NIH 4.6% of the population of the United States
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