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March 06, 2007

Sadly: Obesity Surgery triples among U.S. Teens

Obeseman Again in the mainstream media: Teens and Weight Loss Surgery. Disappointing, but well, a reality I will have to live with it. It looks like; Americans just like to fix problems rather than preventing them in the first place. But at the end of the day, we all have to pay for it. Read my words, with this mentality, we are going nowhere.

The number of U.S. children having obesity surgery has tripled in recent years, surging at a pace that could mean more than 1,000 such operations this year. While the procedure is still far more common in adults, it appears to be slightly less risky in teens, according to an analysis of data on 12- to 19-year-olds that had obesity surgery from 1996 through 2003. During that time, an estimated 2,744 youngsters nationwide had the operations. The pace tripled between 2000 and 2003, reaching 771 surgeries that year, the study found. (More Here)

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Jason Cornwell

Hello, I hope this isn't inappropriate, but I am from the TLC network and we are looking for a severely morbidly obese perosn who has no chance of getting a surgery for our documentary. We have two top surgeons in the Houston area who are willing to perform the Gastric Bypass pro-bono. I am searching the Texas area for this person in need.... If anybody knows someone who fits this description, please email me as Jasoncornwel13@mac.com for more details..
Thanks,
Jason

Katricia Armstead

My brother is 36 years old and is over 500lbs. He is in diar need of this surgery to save his life. He does not have medical insurance and is despirate. Please help me if you can.

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