"I'm Getting Brain Surgery to Lose Weight"

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Linda Vongkhamchanh on Jun 15, 2009 at 1:49PM

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"I'm Getting Brain Surgery to Lose Weight"

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Extreme Weight Loss

…Not to be tried at home.

On Oprah, we learned about Carol, a 60-year-old woman who turned to brain surgery to lose weight, believing it would work body-slimming magic. Doctors implanted two small pacemakers in her brain to suppress her appetite. This was her third weight-loss surgery. At 5' 2" and 287 pounds, Carol has lost all cravings and 11.5 pounds. Do you think it was worth it?

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