How far do they think we should go?

If it isn't already bad enough that bariatric surgery is being promoted for treating Type II diabetes, even for people who would not be considered fat, now this is posed as a real question : Would You Undergo Brain Surgery to Prevent Obesity?

Umm, no, no I would not. The procedure is in the very earliest experimental stages with mice, so we can hope this is a question that will not be seriously proposed for quite some time, if ever. But in addition, it is based on the premise that it is binge eating that is the BIG problem.

"Doing brain surgery for obesity treatment is a controversial idea... However, binge eating is a common feature of obese patients that frequently is associated with suboptimal treatment outcomes."


PULEEZE! We all know how well brain surgery worked as a treatment for mental illness, right?




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