|According to Eurweb, On her talk show Tuesday, Oprah Winfrey revealed that she has a thyroid condition that slowed her metabolism to a crawl and caused her to gain 20 pounds during the show's hiatus.
"My body was turning on me," she explains further in the October issue of O, the Oprah magazine. "First hyperthyroidism, which sped up my metabolism and left me unable to sleep for days. (Most people lose weight. I didn't.) Then hypothyroidism, which slowed down my metabolism and made me want to sleep all the time. (Most people gain weight. I did! Twenty pounds!)"'
The 53-year-old mogul said she went to the doctor after feeling more sluggish than usual when the show wrapped its season last May. Her fatigue was eventually diagnosed as an out-of-balance thyroid. Winfrey said she had to take a month-long break in Hawaii to regain her health.