10 Oct '11, 9pm

Weight saboteurs:

YOU'VE been watching your weight. Yet, why have those kilos crept up stealthily over the years? Find out what might be sabotaging your weight stability, and strategies to keep the extra kilos off your waistline. Weight saboteur 1: Your age Unfortunately, Mother Nature is one of the main culprits of weight gain. Not only do we start succumbing to gravity, most people tend to also pack on the kilos with age. Explained Dr Daniel Wai, director of the obesity and metabolic unit and consultant at the department of endocrinology at Singapore General Hospital (SGH): "With ageing, the growth and sex hormones (testosterone in men and oestrogen in women) drop. This causes a loss of lean muscle and increased fat, especially the fat in the intra-abdominal region - this is where our tummies are." Most people also become more sedentary as they age, added Dr Stanley Liew Choon Fong, a spe...

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