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842-Pound Man Dies During Filming of Reality Show

His fiancee says it was a 'robbery beyond words'

(Newser) - TLC reality show My 600-lb Life profiles the efforts of the obese to lose weight, but viewers were given heartbreaking news in this week's episode: Robert Buchel, a New Jersey man who weighed 842 pounds at the start of the episode, did not survive filming. The 41-year-old, who went...

1,100-Pound Woman to Leave Home for 1st Time in 25 Years

She's traveling from Egypt to India for risky weight-loss surgery

(Newser) - Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty's family says the 36-year-old Egyptian woman hasn't left her home in 25 years, the BBC reports. Her extreme weight forced her to crawl instead of walk by age 11, and an ensuing stroke left her bedridden. Her family says she weighs more than...

Woman Loses Vision After Weight-Loss Surgery

Not to mention severe pain and lesions on her eyes

(Newser) - After a Texas woman had gastrointestinal surgery, she lost weight as expected—but she also lost her vision. According to a study published last week in JAMA Ophthalmology, the woman in her 40s started complaining of deteriorating vision, eye pain, and lesions on her eyes. Study author Kyle Kirkland tells...

Couple Ties the Knot After Losing Almost 400 Pounds

Crysta Danaher and Bill Anderson take the leap from lap bands to wedding bands

(Newser) - Bill Anderson, 44, had bariatric surgery in May 2008 at Michigan's Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital to help him gain control of his weight. He eventually got down to about 250 pounds from 459 and has since run two full marathons and more than a dozen half-marathons, the Detroit Free ...

2-Year-Old Boy Has Weight-Loss Surgery

Toddler's stomach is now the size of a banana

(Newser) - Babies are known to be a bit chubby, but how about morbidly obese? A Saudi Arabian toddler is now the youngest bariatric surgery patient on record after undergoing a stomach staple at just two-and-a-half years old; he weighed in at 73 pounds at the time, Australia's News Network reports....

Weight-Loss Surgery About to Get More Popular

New, less invasive procedures are in the works

(Newser) - Bariatric surgery has the reputation of being a last-chance procedure for the obese, but that will likely change soon. Several new "incisionless" procedures in the works are expected to make weight-loss surgery a far more common option for even moderately overweight people, reports the Los Angeles Times . They mimic...

Weight-Loss Surgery Can End Diabetes
Weight-Loss Surgery Can
End Diabetes

Weight-Loss Surgery Can End Diabetes

Intestinal rerouting works miracles, but science still debated

(Newser) - Surgery that shrinks stomachs and reroutes intestines can make diabetes disappear—but some worry the procedure is the wrong one for the disease. More than three of four diabetics who undergo bariatric surgery are left with no symptoms, and can even live without insulin. But docs are concerned about complications...

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