1. MissMeaghan MissMeaghan United States says:

    What about those obese individuals who cannot exercise to lose weight due to injuries that can only be corrected by surgery?  What if the injury isn't due to weight, such as trauma or a pre-existing condition?  I'd say the obese are in greater need of these kinds of surgeries.  How can someone exercise and attempt to live a healthy lifestyle if they're unable to walk?  Are these people still eligible for more expensive and dangerous weight loss surgery?

    Also, BMI is completely misleading.  Would very muscular athletes also be denied surgery?

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