Posts Tagged ‘adolescents’

Navigating Perceptions of Normal Bodies

August 11, 2021 — Normal and healthy are tricky words. They provide a reference point but at the same time they have the potential to alienate people. Pressure to conform pushes against a desire for acceptance. The culture imposes ideas about sizes and shapes of bodies that are normal or healthy. From this pressure, weight bias emerges. It is […]

Bariatric Surgery Can Protect Teen Hearts

January 9, 2018 — In severe obesity, teen hearts are at risk. High blood pressure, cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes can begin harming these young people early in life. But a new study published yesterday in Pediatrics confirms that bariatric surgery can resolve these risk factors for teens. An 85% Drop in Teens with ≥ 3 Risk Factors At the […]

Filtered News on Bariatric Surgery for Teens

November 19, 2015 — It’s been interesting to watch reporting on a landmark study of bariatric surgery for teens ripple through the media. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, documents rather dramatic benefits for bariatric surgery in adolescents with severe obesity. Three years after the surgery, type 2 diabetes was reversed in 95% of teens who […]

A Hard Look at Quality of Life

August 5, 2015 — Finding an objective view of quality of life for adolescents who choose to have bariatric surgery is not easy. So it’s worth taking a look at a new publication in Obesity that examines this very subject in 88 adolescents followed for two years after gastric bypass surgery. These were kids who had severe obesity (average […]