SPOTLIGHT: Obese patients getting bigger


In the past, obese patients would typically carry 100 extra pounds or so. Today, many are far exceeding that level, with help from medical advances that keep them on their feet for much longer than they'd have been in the past. Medical professionals specializing in bariatrics note that the upper weight levels keep getting higher, but don't know why this happening. Meanwhile, the medical industry is struggling to adapt. Article

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