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American Heart Association: “Managing Heart Failure Symptoms.”
American Thyroid Association: “Hypothyroidism.”
Cleveland Clinic: “My Diabetes Is Controlled — But Why Am I Gaining Weight?” “Can Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Make You Gain Weight?”
Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine: “Sleep and Disease Risk.”
HelpGuide.org: “How Excess Weight Affects Your Health.”
Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Metabolic Syndrome.”
Mayo Clinic: “Edema,” “Depression (major depressive disorder),” “Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).”
National Health Service: “Nine medical reasons for putting on weight.”
National Sleep Foundation: “What is Sleep Apnea?” “How Losing Sleep Affects Your Body and Mind.”
NCBI Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care: “Causes and signs of edema.”
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Cushing's Syndrome.”
North American Menopause Society: “Midlife Weight Gain—Sound Familiar? You’re Not Alone.”
SleepApnea.org: “Your weight matters: obesity and sleep apnea.”
University of Rochester Medical Center: “When Your Weight Gain Is Caused by Medicine.”
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