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Weight-Loss Surgery for Teens?


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.

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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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Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

5 Comments on Weight-Loss Surgery for Teens?

  1. A very interesting article Greg. Very informative. I enjoyed reading it but since I’ve never had to suffer with a weight problem and enjoy the ability to eat whatever I want without gaining weight, I think it would be best to withhold any comment.

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  2. How can we help create a happier and more active lifestyle? Surgery seems so drastic.

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    • Drastic and lazy.put me under and fix me while I sleep seems the model. Tbere are always plenty of surgeons not at all influenced by the tremendous wealth they gather, they insist contrary to everything we know of human nature, willing to try.

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      • Although I’m not a teen, and would agree to an extent that many teens would have this outlook I kind of resent your “drastic and lazy” assumption. I have a lapband and I assure you the device itself does not do the fixing. Working your ass off after surgery and using it as a tool does.

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      • Sorry to offend. I over-generalized. My bad! Thanks for calling me on it – Greg

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