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<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/conditions/06/18/no.stomachs.ap/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/condi....ap/index.html</a>
 

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Wow! I'm speechless.
 

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I was going to post something on this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">. Yeah, I agree with Astarte, I'd probably do the same thing.
 

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<div class="quote-block">During surgery, doctors removed the entire stomach and surrounding lymph nodes and attached the bottom of the esophagus to the intestine to create a pouch. Without a stomach, patients typically lose significant weight and must eat smaller meals more often. They can still digest food through the small intestine.</div>
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I'd probably do it too.<br><br><br><br>
but OMFG that's like DESIGNER PEOPLE!! How dare they undergo medical procedure to circumvent genetic disease?!! what's next, DYING YOUR HAIR?!**<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
**see random thread about designer babies
 

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I can understand that.<br><br><br><br>
One of my cousins had both breasts removed after losing her mother and sister to cancer and finding out she was at risk. I'd probably do the same.. but my stomach? I'm not sure. It's hard enough to keep my weight up right now! I'm glad that family is doing well though!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>OregonAmy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'd probably do it too.<br><br><br><br>
but OMFG that's like DESIGNER PEOPLE!! How dare they undergo medical procedure to circumvent genetic disease?!! what's next, DYING YOUR HAIR?!**<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
**see random thread about designer babies</div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> when I was posting this article, I thought about that thread, too. It's perfect.
 

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Your stomach is for storing food mostly so when your stomach is removed, you cannot eat as much. If you have a hard time keeping weight on and need to eat as much as possible you can see how this would be a problem.<br><br><br><br>
It does not compare to removing mammary glands/breasts because they are for reproduction and possibly comestic purposes.
 

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I would have liked to see one or two of them opt for managing the risk through proper diet and nutrition. But I guess this way they can have their cheeseburgers... they just have to have them two bites at a time.
 

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uh. When their risk is about 70% and it's genetic, I hardly think that a healthy diet will reduce their risk enough to make it align with normal rates in the population.
 

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proper nutrition can't do much for something you get from your genes.<br><br><br><br>
i understand why they'd do it as - stomach cancer sounds like an early and a really painful death.
 

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Nutrition sure can affect gene expression but not always and for things like genetic related cancer it's unlikely.
 

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Definately not from me. No way.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tesseract</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
But nutrition can and does affect whether and when genes get expressed.</div>
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Yes, but there are some times when the genes will win no matter what. I knew a guy who was macrobiotic for many years to try to avoid cancer, as almost everyone in his family had died from it (brain, pancreatic, breast, you name it.)<br><br><br><br>
He died of pancreatic cancer, his only surviving relative is his daughter... who is about as afraid as you can imagine. She's pretty much guarenteed to get cancer, and there is pretty much nothing she can do about it. Don't go around thinking that all people with cancer somehow could have prevented it.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>bstutzma</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Yes, but there are some times when the genes will win no matter what. I knew a guy who was macrobiotic for many years to try to avoid cancer, as almost everyone in his family had died from it (brain, pancreatic, breast, you name it.)<br><br><br><br>
He died of pancreatic cancer, his only surviving relative is his daughter... who is about as afraid as you can imagine. She's pretty much guarenteed to get cancer, and there is pretty much nothing she can do about it. Don't go around thinking that all people with cancer somehow could have prevented it.</div>
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Excuse me, I had to delete a really dumb post here. I just went rock climbing without enough fuel in the tank, and neither my hands nor my brain are working very well right now.
 
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