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Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents: To Do or Not to Do?
Pediatric obesity is a multifaceted disease that can impact physical and mental health. It is a complex condition that interweaves biological, developmental, environmental, behavioral, and genetic factors. In most cases lifestyle and behavioral modification as well as medical treatment led to poor short-term weight reduction and long-term failure. Thus, bariatric surgery should be considered in adolescents with moderate to severe obesity who have previously participated in lifestyledoi:10.3390/children8060453 pmid:34072065 fatcat:vwoilsnr25d5ljrbkae7qpytna