Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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What's the Best Way to Gain Weight?

By Peter Hibberd, M.D.   |   Tuesday, 09 Jul 2013 09:52 AM

Question: I’m a senior in good health, but everyone says I’m too thin. I can’t seem to gain weight, no matter what I eat. I drink a lot of coffee. Could this be causing my thinness?

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

Coffee won’t cause weight loss or prevent weight gain. If you have always been thin, thank your parents. Being thin is rarely a bad thing.

But if you have been losing weight recently, you should see your doctor for an evaluation.

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