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Obesity results from the excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds the body's
skeletal and physical standards. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
an increase in 20 percent or more above your ideal body weight is the point at which
excess weight becomes a health risk. Today 97 million Americans, more than
one-third of the adult population, are overweight or obese.

An estimated 5 to 10 million of those are considered morbidly obese.

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  • Christina & Marsha

    Christina & Marsha

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    Christina's Journal Entry #1 I'm a 26 year old who has been on and off diets since I was 10. I've been overweight my entire life. Prior to being banded I could eat and never feel full physically or mentally.More >>
  • Clay Lee

    Clay Lee

    Clay weighed 453 lbs. prior to his Bariatric Surgery and had a size 60 waist. He is now in size 38 jeans...and he's still losing!More >>
    Clay weighed 453 lbs. prior to his Bariatric Surgery and had a size 60 waist. He is now in size 38 jeans...and he's still losing!More >>
  • Rose Thomas

    Rose Thomas

    Rose weighed nearly 500 pounds when she decided to have Bariatric Surgery-a decision she calls, "the best decision I ever made.More >>
    Rose weighed nearly 500 pounds when she decided to have Bariatric Surgery-a decision she calls, "the best decision I ever made. I had not driven a car since 1995 and now I have the freedom to go anywhereMore >>
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