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Delaying Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Teens at Risk

Posted by 1300weightloss1 on October 9, 2009

FRIDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) — The time frame in which gastric bypass surgery can be used to reverse morbid obesity in teens could be much shorter than previously believed, U.S. researchers say.

Their study included 61 teens who had laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. One year after surgery, overall body mass index — a measurement of weight in relation to height — among the teens had decreased by 37 percent. However, because of their weight before surgery, the teens were still considered to be morbidly obese even after they lost weight.

The study, which the authors said was the first to specifically show that teens’ starting weight strongly influences their postoperative weight, was published online Sept. 23 in the Journal of Pediatrics.More…

Source : ajc.com

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