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Delaying Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Teens at Risk
Date:10/2/2009

thor Dr. Stavra Xanthakos, an assistant professor of pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterologist, said in the news release.

When a teen begins to gain weight rapidly, doctors should use a staged approach to manage the weight problem.

"If the weight gain is not effectively stopped with initial nutritional or exercise measures, then even more intensive treatments or programs are indicated, and ultimately some very serious thought has to be given to surgery," Xanthakos added.

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The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has more about weight-loss surgery.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, news release, Sept. 28, 2009


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