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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Had Weight Loss Surgery


WebMD News from HealthDay

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent weight-loss surgery in February.

The governor told the New York Post that he had the lap-band procedure at the urging of his family and friends. Lap-band surgery involves placing a silicone tube around the top of the stomach in order to restrict the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, USA Today reported.

"I've struggled with this issue for 20 years," Christie told the Post. "For me this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them."

Christie did not reveal how much weight he has lost since the surgery, but the Post quoted sources who said he has lost 40 pounds, USA Today reported.

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