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Jan 5 2009   9:12AM GMT

Steve Jobs discloses hormonal imbalance

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

In a remarkable missive, Apple this morning issued a statement on the health of its CEO Steve Jobs. The statement reiterates the board’s support for the executive and a separate letter from Jobs said his marked weight loss over the past year is due to a hormone imbalance.

Jobs said he wrote the letter to dispel rumors coming out of his decision not to keynote the annual Macworld Expo tomorrow. That “set off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed,” he wrote.

Jobs said he was spending the season with his family instead of prepping the big speech.

“I’ve decided to share something very personal with the Apple community so that we can all relax and enjoy the show tomorrow,” he wrote.

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