Girl who couldn't stop eating gets her 'childhood' back after surgery

December 14, 2014 4:37 AM

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Girl who couldn't stop eating gets her 'childhood' back after surgery

A Texas girl who couldn't stop eating because of a rare medical condition has lost more than 50 pounds after having surgery at age 12.

Alexis Shapiro gained 150 lbs. when doctors removed a benign brain tumor. The surgery damaged parts of her brain that control hunger, leaving her with a rare condition called hypothalamic obesity, according to ABC News.

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