Gorman, Christine; Cole, Wendy; Cray, Dan; Fowler, Deborah
November 2003
Time International (South Pacific Edition);11/17/2003, Issue 45, p48
The article reports on the risks of gastric-bypass surgery that obese children and teenagers undergo. The surgery involves altering the size and shape of the stomach and shortening the length of the small intestine. One problem is the effects this may have to a person who is still growing. Other risks include possible death, blood clots and serious infections. A broader issue that needs to be tackled is the obesity problem among American teenagers.


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