Weight Loss-Surgery for Teens

Your Health Minute



Some doctors recommend bariatric surgery for overweight teens.

In Your Health Minute,  weight loss surgery  is usually reserved for obese adults, but, there’s new evidence teens can also benefit.

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio followed 242 teenagers who had bariatric surgery.

Before the procedure a third had at least three risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and high blood sugar.


Three years after the surgery those risk factors remained in just five percent of young study participants.


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