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The cause of the Steve Jobs weight-loss mystery has been revealed, sort of:

Fortunately, after further testing, my doctors think they have found the cause – a hormone imbalance that has been “robbing” me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis.

The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I’ve already begun treatment. But, just like I didn’t lose this much weight and body mass in a week or a month, my doctors expect it will take me until late this Spring to regain it. I will continue as Apple’s CEO during my recovery.


Seeing pictures of Jobs last year reminded me of my hyperthyroid problems from a couple years ago. Except that my condition is an easy one to treat, and the weight came back on immediately — 2.5 pounds a week, on average, for a dozen weeks or more. Also, Jobs seemed sane, which doesn’t mesh with a hyperthyroid, either.

So what’s this “imbalance?” Not a clue.


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