VALERIE Bertinelli’s job switch from sitcom star to TV chef appears to have resulted in a 25-pound weight gain, prompting medical experts to warn she’s could be putting herself at risk!

Now hosting the Food Network’s “Family Restaurant Rivals” and whipping up delicious dishes on her website, experts say the 59-year-old actress is at an estimated 170 pounds — too much for her five-foot-four bod.

Sources say embracing her role as a cooking guru after her sitcom “Hot in Cleveland” ended in 2015 made Valerie pack on the pounds as she sampled her dishes. But insiders believe she’s also finding comfort in food since her son, Wolfgang, whose father is rocker Eddie Van Halen, moved out on his own.

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