ltdanman44: Kids today never get to hear those all important character building words"YOU LOST, BOBBY! YOUR A LOSER, BOBBY!"[www.digitalimagemagazine.com image 590x693]
MindStalker: How long did this study follow these people. I know a few people who had gastric surgery years ago (the old bypass method not the band method), and they have regained most of their weight since. Some of who are starting to exercise and do much better.
incrdbil: RTFA. Severely Obese. Multiple health issues cauing problems now. The article never suggests this be the primary way to address any weight loss. Thats from the lame ass headline.
j__z: I completely agree, taking the easy way and having major elective surgery is a wonderful idea. Heaven forbid, they try and teach them to eat properly and control their calorie intake...I mean that takes, like, personal responsibility and good habit building,..and, like, that's haaaarrrrddd./we're doomed I tell ya, doooooooooomed,//welcome to costco, I love you
wxboy: Surely a surgeon suggesting surgery as the most effective option is not a conflict of interest.
groppet: I worked with a woman that had it done. She dropped a ton before I had worked with her, I have seen the before pictures. The weirdest thing was she had to eat like every 3 hours or so. But they would be tiny meals and she would have food squirreled all over the office. It got annoying to open a supply box or drawer and find food in it.On MTV's True Life they had people that got it. The one guy was weird he looked normal with his clothes on, but when he took his shirt off he looked deflated like Fat Bastard at the end of Goldmember. Glad I walk a lot and eat a little.
Surpheon: j__z: I completely agree, taking the easy way and having major elective surgery is a wonderful idea. Heaven forbid, they try and teach them to eat properly and control their calorie intake...I mean that takes, like, personal responsibility and good habit building,..and, like, that's haaaarrrrddd./we're doomed I tell ya, doooooooooomed,//welcome to costco, I love youTeach them what exactly? You think they don't know eating junk food causes weight gain, or is it they just aren't shamed and mocked enough to want to lose weight?Morbid obesity is a medical problem and needs to be treated as such. Dismissing it merely as a lack of personal responsibility is to demonstrate ignorance of the basic science. Farking lab rats fed a tightly controlled and documented diet have shown an increase in average weight over the last thirty years. And it's assholes like you who think the fatties just have to sack up and eat less who are slowing down research into identifying the real environmental problems./Not fat myself, but also not derptastically stupid
namegoeshere: Without addressing the underlying mental health/addiction issues involved with morbid obesity, surgery will not fix these kids. They will either gain it all back or switch the food addiction for a different one.
Moonfisher: I went to school with a gal that weighed around 475 lbs at 14 years old, 5'6". Her mom was also very large and would bring her dinner during band practice: an entire 14" pizza. She was on Dateline shortly after graduation and got gastric bypass when it was still a fairly new procedure. She got down to a little under 300 lbs, still very heavy but able to move and work much better.Last year, at the age of 30, she dropped dead.I'm not blaming the surgery or even her mother necessarily. I think weight issues are primarily a mental health issue and we need to get on that shiat ASAP. Her enabling mom needed help, and that poor child needed help long before it reached that point.
shortymac: namegoeshere: Without addressing the underlying mental health/addiction issues involved with morbid obesity, surgery will not fix these kids. They will either gain it all back or switch the food addiction for a different one.THIS.There's a lot of people who are self medicating their depression and anxiety with food. I wonder if putting these people on Wellbutrin (one of the few anti-depressants that doesn't cause weight gain) and putting them into CBT/DBT therapy would work better.
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