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Weight-loss surgery triggered rare genetic wasting disorder
USA Today

A year after gastric bypass surgery, Hilary Lane was no longer a size 24 and was fast on her way to fitting into a slim 6. But she never stopped losing weight. The surgery she had in 2005 triggered a genetic mutation to take over her metabolism and prevent her body from processing proteins. The elementary school music teacher had wasted away to 88 pounds by the time she died in April. She was 43.

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