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The Science Behind ‘My 600-Lb. Life’ Cast Members & Body Hair

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My 600-Lb Life fans take to Reddit with an interesting question about the supersized TLC series. Fans want to know, why does it look like My 600-Lb Life cast members appear not to have visible body hair? Keep reading to find out about this and more.

The Science Behind My 600-Lb Life Cast Members & Body Hair

Recently, a My 600-Lb Life fan asked the following question on Reddit: “What happened to all of their body hair?”

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Surprisingly, the thread offers several explanations for the lack of body hair on the TLC’s show cast members. One of the first medical explanations is peripheral artery disease (PAD). The Mayo Clinic defines PAD as “a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs.”

The Redditer that brings up PAD explains it: “The skin is starved of oxygen and nutrients so hair growth slows or stops altogether.”

Is The Lack Of Hair From Excess Rubbing & Friction

Before the comment about PAD, some fans thought the lack of hair was similar to “a cat whose belly dragged on the ground.”

Other comments give examples of why they think the lack of body hair could be from being overweight. Many of them provide examples of how excess rubbing causes patches of no hair.

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Other Medical Conditions Cause Weird Things With Body Hair

Then the My 600-Lb Life fans bring up a specific cast member, Krystal. They’re likely referencing Krystal Hall. Since she has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the former My 600-Lb Life castmate has facial hair.

“When I have to shave my face, I feel so disgusting. I feel like I’m not even a female,” shares Krystal.

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In addition to PAD and PCOS causing body hair issues for overweight members of My 600-Lb Life, some Redditors bring up that lack of body hair is a sign of poor circulation in diabetic patients.

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One of the comments reads: “Yes my mom’s doctor said her hairless limbs were a result of uncontrolled blood sugar. She was type one for 35 years or so.”

Another person, citing themselves as the source, gives a different reason for what appears to be a lack of hair on the cast members. The Redditer explains that since their skin is “more stretched out so their follicle is further apart.”

So, this Redditers theory is that since their hair follicles are further apart, they look less hairy. They conclude their post with: “Source: am a fat person.”

Have you wondered why My 600-Lb Life cast members don’t seem to have body hair? Please share your thoughts with us in the comment section. Make sure to come back to TV Shows Ace for more My 600-Lb Life news.

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