A study finds that teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as adults who have the operation and are more likely to have other health problems go away.

Doctors compared results of gastric bypass surgery in 161 teens and 396 adults who had been obese since they were teens. Five years after their operations, both groups had lost 26% to 29% of their weight.

ALSO: Obesity To Become Leading Cause Of Cancer In Women

Diabetes and high blood pressure went into remission in more of the teens than the adults. Some side effects were more common in teens, and they were more likely to need a second operation.

The study was published Thursday by the New England Journal of Medicine and discussed at an obesity conference in Houston.

(© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s