Bariatric Surgery Helps Family Members Lose Weight, Too

At 319 pounds, Caitlin Dunnings endured years of torment from her high school classmates. Although she'd tried a number of diets, by her senior year, she weighed 361 pounds. "I was teased a lot, so I came home and pigged out," said Dunnings, now 20 and a college student. Last August, she underwent a duodenal switch procedure, a type of bariatric surgery that entails shrinking the size of the stomach. Since that time, she has lost 185 pounds. "I lost weight and gained confidence in myself. ...Full Story
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