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 ...

May 03, 2010
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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 ...

Feb 09, 2010
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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 ...

Dec 08, 2009
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