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Test recommendations are for information only.  Serious and/or chronic symptoms should be thoroughly investigated by a qualified medical professional.

weight gain

Weight gain can be due to increased muscle mass, fat deposits or excess fluids such as water.  A body fat percentage above what is considered healthy for your age and gender leads to a diagnosis of overweight or obese.   Excess body fat or adipose tissue contributes to the development of diseases like osteoarthritis, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.