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Morbidly Obese

A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

Man Loses Nearly Half His Body Weight On 'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition'

Posted 08.20.2012 | TV

In quite possibly the most impressive transformation yet, Jarvez Hall took the reigns of his own future on "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (Su...

'Obese and Expecting': Doctors Perform C-Section On Morbidly Obese Woman

Posted 05.18.2012 | TV

On the hour-long TLC special, "Obese and Expecting" (Thu., 9 p.m. ET on TLC) Thursday night, viewers saw close-up how difficult giving birth can be fo...

10 Heaviest People In The World | Posted 06.20.2012 | Weird News

Most people could stand to lose a few pounds, but when it comes to being overweight, these people are overachievers....

'My 600-lb Life': Ashley Loses 364 Pounds, Finds Softball Again

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

Ashley has been struggling with her weight her entire life, and on the season finale of "My 600-lb Life" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on TLC), she finally start...

Obese Man Who Hadn't Moved From Recliner In Two Years Dies

AP | Posted 05.31.2011 | Home

BELLAIRE, Ohio -- Media reports say a morbidly obese man who hadn't moved from his recliner in two years and had to be cut out of his Ohio home when h...

'703': How Nancy Makin Lost 530 Pounds (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nancy Makin was morbidly obese by her 20's -- at the height of her weight, she was 703 pounds. Seven years ago, however, her lifestyle started to chan...