Unapproved Weight-Loss Surgery Becoming More Common Among Teens

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Gastric banding has not being approved by the FDA for use in adolescents younger than age 18.

A type of weight-loss surgery not approved for adolescents is becoming more and more common among teens in California, according to a report published today.  Most of the patients are white girls, although they make up less than half of overweight youth, researchers say.

 

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