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, HIV, viral hepatitis and parasites.
For decades, James Hill, PhD, the chair of the nutrition sciences department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has focused his career on health and wellness.
His resume includes serving as chair of the World Health Organization’s Consultation on Obesity, along with creating guidelines for the treatment and prevention of obesity in the United States.
Today, he’s delivering the keynote address at the Virtual Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) to discuss the concept of wellness.
He says this notion is tough to pin down and that many Americans are failing in their attempts to manage chronic diseases and overall well-being.
Ahead of his address, Hill took the time to speak with Healthline to discuss how the ongoing