Some pediatricians endorse weight loss surgery for severely obese kids and teens

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A doctor's group proposes wider use of an invasive weight loss procedure among kids new guidance from the American academy of pediatrics is saying that some severely obese pre teens should be considered for weight loss surgery the academy citing several studies showing that surgery in teens can result in marked weight loss lasting several years with few complications benefits include the elimination of diabetes and high blood pressure nearly five million US children and teens are severely obese that number nearly doubling over the past twenty years Paul Stevens

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