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Metabolic Diseases

A group of disorders such as obesity, diabetes which affects the metabolism of fat, carbohydrate, protein and minerals which in turn results in weight gain or loss changing body composition. Thyroid glands are known to effect energy balance due to over or under production of thyroid hormones. Weight loss can be caused by overactive thyroid on the other hand under active thyroid can increase weight.

Body composition is an important indicator which should be assessed regular to help with weight management programs and for monitoring changes in body composition resulting from intervention.