I know two people who've had gastric bypass, and they can't eat sugar without getting sick, so something's going on there. But the bypass people tend to get all kinds of anemia and other hormonal problems. I know a couple successes with banding: my sil had it and has done wonderfully; a colleague has done okay, but still struggles since she still eats too much carb food. Banding can be reversed, which is a plus. I think with obesity at such a raging epidemic, the desire for a quick fix is high. No doubt it will get a lot worse before it gets better.
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