Health Scare Experiment: Addicted to Food?
Marnie loves her two cats, her friends and her fast-food meals. She says she loves fast food so much that she eats it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. She also says she loves to snack, chowing down on granola bars, chips, pizza and gummy bears in between her fast food binges.
But Marnie, who weighs 348 pounds, says she she wants to make a change. "After I eat all this food, physically, I feel sick. Mentally, I feel sick. I don't want to eat it, and then, I turn around and think about eating it again."
Marnie agrees to participate in a health scare experiment, in which she will learn what medical complications could occur if she continues to gain weight. Oncologist and internist Dr. Lawrence Piro volunteers to perform a full medical work-up on Marnie, as well as show her the potentially high health price she can pay for being overweight.
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