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Considering weight loss surgery? Below is a post from the Los Angeles Times which may help in your decision.

What to consider about weight loss surgery

Options include gastric bypass, banding or a gastric sleeve, with most surgeons reserving a more drastic step only for the most obese.

With record U.S. obesity rates and newly expanded Food and Drug Administration eligibility criteria for Lap-Band surgery, more and more Americans may be mulling the possibility of going beyond diet and exercise to tackle their weight and the medical problems that come with it.

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Nine million young people to overweight to serve in the US forces

Featured Gov Doc: Obesity Statistics

Too Fat to Fight, a recent publication from an organization of retired senior military officials, reported that “nine million 17- to 24-year-olds in the United States are too fat to serve in the military” and expressed concerns about the ramifications of this for national security. The organization is encouraging Congress to make modifications in the Child Nutrition Act so children are consuming less junk food.

Among the sources cited were the CDC’s obesity statistics. This information is available on the CDC’s U.S. Obesity Trends website.

Original post can be read here.