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How to gain weight

Being underweight is not good for your health. It can contribute to a weakened immune system, fragile bones, and feeling tired. This is especially so if you are older. It also increases your risk of being low in important nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. If you are underweight and finding it hard to gain weight, see your doctor or practice nurse.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Updated October 2015.

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