A New Shot at Fighting Obesity

By John Travis, 15:49 PM April 15, 2008

In another sign that people in the United States are losing the battle of the bulging waistlines, the New York Times recently ran a front-page story on the legion of people resorting to drastic obesity-fighting operations such as gastric bypass surgery. "Doctors and hospitals across the country are scrambling to satisfy the booming demand for surgery that shrinks the stomachs of severely obese people," the paper noted.

These are people unable to control their weight through diet and exercise....

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