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"....it is reviewing its involvement unless it can get either more capital from the Government or a very low price for the houses."
"He says it would be morally wrong for the army to force tenants out for redevelopment without their consent,...."
"The Tamaki Housing Group is organising a national tenants' conference on February 21 to start a campaign against state house sales. Spokeswoman Sue Henry said Tamaki tenants "had their whole lives turned upside-down" by being forced out for redevelopment."
Death – 1-2 % within 1 month of surgery, 5-13% at one year (depending on age and sex). Somewhat higher than the chances of a morbidly obese person dying (about 0.5%). Oh, and more likely to commit suicide than the general population. (Information from US figures).
Malnutrition from the surgically enforced, very low-calorie, low-carbohydrate dietary intake. Calorie intakes can average under 1,000 calories in the first year and after three years the average is still only 1,386 calories. Adequate protein is needed and generally minerals and vitamins must be supplemented forever. Even with supplementation, rapid neurological decline and aging are seen. Common malnutrition problems include anemia, osteoporosis, loss of teeth, blindness and, in a reported 16% of cases, even neurological and brain damage. Brain damage can be a result of beriberi, vitamin B1 (thiamin) deficiency.
And there’s the delightfully named Dumping Syndrome, which occurs as a result of “inappropriate eating”. Basically, the body goes into shock when small, easily absorbed food particles rapidly dump into the digestive system. A cold clammy sweat, pallor, butterflies in the stomach and a pounding pulse may be followed by cramps and diarrhea.
Avoiding dumping syndrome can be done by eating protein first, making sure it comprises one-half of every meal. Snacking must be avoided along with all sources of simple sugar, including cookies, cakes, candy, sodas, ice cream and sorbet.
Finally, patients may lose significant weight but typically remain obese and start to regain weight. And health indices like blood pressure, cholesterol rebound over the long-term, often to higher levels than they were prior to the weight loss.