Obese Weigh Risks, Choose the Scalpel

January 19, 2006
by Karen Bouffard
Detroit News

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Atkins and many other diet plans didn't keep Kirk Foley's weight from creeping to 320 pounds. So the 53-year-old retail sales manager decided to take drastic action: a gastric bypass operation that could enable him to lose weight quickly, but at the risk of serious complications or even death... ...Just five states have a greater percentage of obese adults than Michigan, where one in four adults is obese, according to a report by Trust for America's Health

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