MedPage Today - Teens who had weight loss surgery for severe obesity (median BMI 51) saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, inflammation, and insulin levels, NPR reported.
Greater weight loss from Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, or adjustable gastric banding accrued greater reductions in cardiovascular risk factors at 3 years in the prospective Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery study published in Pediatrics. But even those with normal blood pressure, triglycerides or cholesterol levels before surgery saw improvements. "The potential impact of such risk reduction translates into a reduced likelihood of developing significant heart disease later in...>>>
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