Weight gain is one of side effect for many patients who take Lithium. it is unclear as to why this is. One theory is that Lithium alters the endocrine system, which results in a lowered metabolic rate. This causes the body to burn fewer calories than when it is at a normal level.
- Lithium Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Lithium (detailed)
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