In November 2007, we met Frank and Elaine , a couple with an unhealthy—but not uncommon—lifestyle. At the time, Frank was a 52-year-old part-time professional bowler who suffered from severe heart disease. Elaine was a 45-year-old insurance broker who said she felt more like 65.
Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen performed some health tests on them and delivered a devastating wake-up call. Fat made up more than half of Elaine's body…and Frank's body was an astounding 68 percent fat! "What I'm really telling you, Frank, is I'm looking at a man who's going to die at least 15 years prematurely," Dr. Oz said.
With that reality in mind, Frank and Elaine were determined to change their lifestyle. When we saw them just six months later, the change was stunning. Frank had lost 60 pounds, and Elaine dropped 30.