Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, December 22nd, 2003
"I had this thought: If I die on the operating table, having the surgery to try to better my life, I thought it was a better thing to do than to live the way I was living, which, in my opinion, I was kind of waiting to die anyway," he said.
By the tens of thousands, morbidly obese people who have failed at diets, support groups and exercise programs are turning to surgery to lose weight.
In 1998, there were 25,800 obesity-related operations, most of them gastric-bypass...
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