Surgical treatment of obesity in adolescence.

  title={Surgical treatment of obesity in adolescence.},
  author={Edward H. Livingston},
  volume={303 6},
ADOLESCENT OBESITY IS A VEXING PROBLEM FOR WHICH there are few good solutions. Obese children develop metabolic syndrome. Because the cardiovascular complications of metabolic syndrome result from many years of exposure to hyperglycemia, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension, early onset of these problems portends significant disease later in life. For these reasons, treating adolescent obesity is important. How can sustained weight loss be achieved in children and adolescents? As with… CONTINUE READING

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