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Doctor: Bariatric Surgery Underused Tool to Prevent Severe Obesity

Bariatric surgery helps people who are severely overweight. The surgery can help them lose weight and regain their health.

Doctors remove part of the stomach, so the patient is forced to eat less food. It is a difficult, life-changing operation. Yet some doctors think it should be done more often, before patients become severely obese.

Shaun Rogers struggled for more than 20 years to control his weight while he battled the disease diabetes.

"By just dieting and continuing ...with the insulin, I was never going to lose the amount of weight I needed to, to change ...and get the diabetes under really good control," he said.

Diabetes patients take insulin to get blood sugar, or glucose, into their cells. However, insulin can make people feel hungry, making it even harder to lose weight.

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