News tagged with adolescent obesity

Are obese adolescents too young for bariatric surgery?

Severely obese adolescents may desire or potentially benefit from bariatric surgery. However, half of primary care physicians say they would not recommend the procedure to a patient under the age of 18, according to research ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Health
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Questions remain on bariatric surgery for adolescents

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery can effectively treat obesity in adolescents and seems to offer a better alternative than gastric bypass surgery, but further study is needed to determine whether it's better ...

dateFeb 09, 2010 in Other
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Getting a 'Head Start' on obesity prevention

Almost 1 million preschool children from low-income families are enrolled in Head Start, a national program for young children that readies them for school. While the program provides them with educational and social skill ...

dateDec 08, 2009 in Health
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