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Re: Body Heat & Weight Gain

Date: Tue Jul 12 08:58:21 2005
Posted By: Elizabeth Kunkel, Faculty, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Clemson University
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 1115883445.Me

The most frequent cause of weight gain in older athletes is caloric 
imbalance--they tend to be less active and to continue to consume 
calories at a high level.  This results in weight gain.  It may be 
exacerbated if they were taking an anabolic steroid which allowed them to 
consume a large number of calories in order to gain weight and they 
failed to adjust their calorie intake downward when they quit using the 
drug.  I'm not familiar with any particular impact of drug use on weight 
gain.  It is important to recognize that the long-term health impact of 
drug use is very negative and these individuals are at risk of heart 
disease, renal disease, and liver disease.

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