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My 15 years old daughter has suddenly gained weight. Her thyroid reports are negative. I have diabetes, thyroid and b.p.and both myself and my husband is over weight. Is it a genetic reason for my daughter to gain weight?

2 Doctors Answered
Yes it can be genetic.
Hello, Thanks for the query. Weight gain can be familial tenancy. It is necessary to give a close look at her daily routine, particularly food habits - intake of junk foods, pastries, bakery items, deep fried foods and colas. Secondly the extent of daily physical activity. These need to be altered. If parents have (even one of them) diabetes, then children have to be very careful and shoould avoid becoming overweight. Plus increase their physical activity. Intake of green leafy vegetables and fruits is very essential. Thanks.
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