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Study looks at weight loss surgery for teens

A new study from Children’s Hospital Colorado compared obese adolescents who received traditional treatments for diabetes and obesity with those who received bariatric surgery.

Participants in the study had to be at least 100 pounds over their ideal body weight to enter the program. At the two year mark, the adolescents in the bariatric surgery group lost on average 97 pounds, decreased their body mass index by 28 percent, and 94 percent improved their hemoglobin A1c levels to non-diabetic ranges.

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