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How to gain weight

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Being underweight is not good for your health. It can lead to a weakened immune system, fragile bones, and feeling tired. This is especially so if you're older.

It also means you're more likely to be low in important nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. If you're underweight and finding it hard to gain weight, see your GP or practice nurse.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed February 2022.

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