Gastric bypass benefits severely obese adolescents
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Why this matters
Researchers conducted a prospective follow-up analysis of patients aged 13-21 y who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for clinically severe obesity (N=58).
Outcomes assessed 5-12 y after surgery included BMI, comorbidities, micronutrient status, safety, and other risks.
Funding: Ethicon Endosurgery, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.
At baseline, the mean age of the cohort was 17.1 y and mean BMI was 58.5 kg/m2.
At mean follow-up of 8.0 y, the mean age of the cohort was 25.1 y and mean BMI was 41.7 kg/m2 (mean change in BMI,...