12 Nov 2015

Giving stomach bypass surgery to severely obese teens cuts their weight by an average of 27 percent while often eliminating high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, abnormal kidney function and diabetes, according to doctors behind a large study that followed the adolescents for three years.

The dramatic improvements are tempered by the fact that 13 percent required additional surgery - usually to have their gall bladder removed - and more than half had low iron levels, a problem solved with vitamin supplements.
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