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Many health woes seen in teens seeking obesity surgery
Monterey Herald

U.S. teenagers seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study.

Half of the teenagers had at least four major illnesses linked with excess weight. Three out of four had cholesterol problems; almost half had high blood pressure or joint pain; and many had diseased livers or kidneys.