February 28, 2024

Extreme Weight Loss

EXTREME DIET NEWS: A man who once weighed more than half a ton has lost 321 pounds under the care of doctors and hopes to lose 450 pounds more. Patrick Duel, 42, of Valentine, Neb., weighed 1,072 pounds when he was admitted to Sioux Falls, Avera McKennan Hospital eight weeks ago. Subway sandwich shops is looking for a new sponsor and hopes to use Duel whenever he is able to actually fit into one of their shops.

GENETICS NEWS: Procrastinating monkeys were turned into workaholics using a gene treatment to block a key brain compound, researchers report. Blocking cells from receiving dopamine made the monkeys work harder and they were better at it, the U.S. government researchers found. Though dopamine’s release in the brain is possibly the determinant of pleasure, blocking it in humans may lead to a more productive, albeit depressed, American workforce.

FETISH NEWS: In Amsterdam, Netherlands, toe-licking could become a criminal offense in the Netherlands after a man who licked the toes of several women was released by police without charges. Because there is no formal law describing the offense, the culprit has only been given a tongue lashing.

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