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Medicine: Weight Loss Surgery #987617

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 02, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) Questions about who qualifies for weight loss surgery examined; details given about the push from lap-band company Allergan for the FDA to lower the minimum weight; animation shown of the lap-band procedure. [Lap-band patient Michele LARSEN††- comments on her success.] [Larsen’s mother Sharon THORPE††- reacts to being told she wasn’t heavy enough.] [New York University Dr. George FIELDING††- says these people are obese.] [National Women’s Health Network Cindy PEARSON†- says you need to know you’ll be better off afterwards.]

Williams, Brian;
Bazell, Robert

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