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'My 600-lb Life' Ashley Reyes weight loss shows odd but critical link between obesity and sexual abuse

 Ashley Reyes is an atypical patient on "My 600-lb Life" in many ways. It's not the morbid obesity: at 668 pounds, Ashley is on par with the other reality TV show patients. It's her bizarre pain after gastric bypass surgery. And that provides haunting but also helpful clues to origins of extreme weight gain. After losing 255 pounds, "Ashley R's story" uncovered an oddly crucial link between weight loss and and pain following bariatric surgery.  'My 600-lb Life' Ashley Reyes weight loss shows odd, crucial link to obesity, sexual abuse

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