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Obese Contestant Hospitalized – Dehydration?

Posted Nov 17 2010 12:00pm

ABC’s “Obese” an upcoming reality show on losing weight in your very own home is off to a really bad start … because TMZ has learned, one of the contestants has already been hospitalized. We’re told 25-year-old LaRhonda Darby one of the show’s eight, morbidly obese individuals was rushed to the hospital Saturday in Oklahoma City for dangerous dehydration levels. She was given fluids and sent home. According to sources, Darby had been taking a prescription diuretic water pills. We’re told she woke up Saturday morning feeling light-headed with leg cramps … so her sister-in-law called 911.
Source: tmz.com/2010/11/16/extreme-makeover-weight-loss-edition-contestant-hospitalized-dehydration/

Reality shows might be dangerous for your health. You should see the release forms I had to sign for “Wipeout.” Diuretics can cause dehydration, so the story is plausible. When really obese people race to lose weight, problems are bound to occur.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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