Answers to Common Nutrition Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about nutrition.

Why does weight loss seem to be harder as you age?

Dr. Jennewine discusses why weight loss is harder as you age. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


As people age, their hormones change, which causes their metabolic rate to change, according to Premier HealthNet (PHN) physicians.

As men lose testosterone and women lose estrogen, their metabolism slows, making the weight easier to put on and harder to take off.

Weight management can become more difficult for people in their 20s, but weight loss can become even trickier in your 30s, according to PHN physicians.

For more about why weight loss is more difficult as you get older, talk with your doctor.

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Source: Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Joyce Tebbe, ACNP, Covington Family Care; Stephen Liptak, PsyD, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Paul Jennewine, MD, Middletown Medical Group; Kimberly Bethel, Trotwood Physician Center; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Faisal Khatri, MD, Premier Family Care of Mason