More kids should get weight-loss surgery, even some preteens, pediatricians say

Even some severely obese preteens should be considered for weight-loss surgery, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Even some severely obese preteens should be considered for weight loss surgery, according to new recommendations.

The guidance issued Sunday by the American Academy of Pediatrics is based on a review of medical evidence, including several studies showing that surgery in teens can result in marked weight loss lasting at least several years, with few complications. In many cases,

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