People should keep in mind that surgeries rarely have any the kind of controlled evidence of benefit and safety that we absolutely mandate of all medicines before they may go on sale in the US. ANY. When controlled studies have been done , some very clearly ‘known’ benfits of routine operations have turned out to be comepletely imaginary, it seems.
Like adults, severely overweight children and teens are at heightened risk for a host of physical and emotional problems, including cardiovascular disease (e.g., high cholesterol and blood pressure) and diabetes, as well as poor self-esteem and depression. Also like adults, growing numbers of young people and their parents are turning to weight-loss surgery as a potential solution.
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