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Metabolic and bariatric surgery

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As far as the Archivist goes, bariatric surgery in children and young adults to ‘treat’ extreme weight, remains controversial; especially if completed before puberty and final adult height has been achieved. In the adult world, it appears that metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) is an effective, acceptable treatment of severe obesity and is a recommended intervention on most adult guidelines. What about the risks and benefits in young teenagers compared with older adolescents? Ogle SB et al [Pediatrics 2021;147:e2020024182; DOI:] have reported a non controlled, non randomised, observational study in …

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