The untold truth of My 600-lb Life

The untold truth of My 600-lb Life

TLC's hit My 600-lb Life, has been on the air since 2012, illustrating the lives of ordinary people experiencing extraordinary obesity, and showcasing their struggles before, during, and after weight loss surgery. Here's a look at things you might not know about the reality sensation.

Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, M.D., F.A.C.S., known as "Dr. Now" on My 600-lb Life, is the no-nonsense surgeon from Houston, TX who performs the gastric bypasses that change people's lives on the program.

The Iranian-American is in his 70s but looks younger. He graduated from Tehran University in Iran in 1970 with a doctorate in medicine, then moved to the United States to continue his training, and has been in the U.S. ever since. He performs both general and vascular surgery. Patients on the show who do not live within driving distance of his practice, move to Houston for the year-long duration of the program, in order to receive treatment.

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