Chris Christie’s Lap-Band Surgery

New Jersey governor undergoes weight-loss surgery, probably as preparation for presidential campaign. Ambinder, who had a more drastic operation — a gastric bypass — to slim down from 235 to 145 pounds, offers advice and reflections. “Rapid weight loss changes mood, temper, and skin elasticity, will produce hair loss, may create vitamin imbalances, and even exacerbates other substance-abuse problems. It takes years to learn how to live as a skinny person” (962 words)

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