His name is Manuel Uribe, a 40-year old Mexican who is seeking immediate medical help so he can lose some weight. An Italian doctor plans to do a gall bladder-intestinal bypass procedure that will make him pass food more quickly without absorbing so many calories. The problem is he can't walk and still unfit to travel to Italy where the operation will be done.
Also, his doctor is puzzled why his blood sugar and cholesterol levels are normal, in spite of his morbid obesity. If I were him, I will probably consult and collaborate with this brilliant scientist. His discovery of the role played by the hormone leptin in the development of obesity might be the answer.
The full story of Mr. Uribe is here.