Sometimes, the body cannot absorb calories properly. Celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease are the most common, but there are others. The body may lose calories; diabetes causes sugar to come out through the urine. Some infections can cause profound weight loss, such as tuberculosis — “consumption” is an old name for this disease — HIV, viral hepatitis and parasites.
A study released Thursday shows that California residents in good health with little psychological distress and better access to health care are more likely to consistently vote.
The percentage of adults who reported that they always voted was highest among those who said they were in excellent or very good health – just under 41% – and who had experienced no psychological distress in the past year – just under 41%.
That’s compared with 37.4% who reported being in good health and 32.7% who reported being in fair or poor health, according to the brief released by by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
On the other hand, just over 23% of those who reported